27 April 2012

Another startling interview: "I haven't seen or heard what the PM said, but I agree with it"

My thanks today to Jim Kelleher of IpsosMORI for alerting me to an essential gem for my collection of memorable interviews with politicians (via Twitter @UncleBooBoo).


Richard I. Garber said...


There’s nothing like mindless party loyalty. In the U.S. we have an old term for one version. A yellow dog Democrat is someone who would feel obligated to vote for any candidate his party picked - including a yellow dog. See: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yellow_dog_democrat

Is there an equivalent English or Scottish slang term?

The Republican party equivalent is someone who would vote against any Democrat, as happened to Idaho’s Senator Frank Church who lost to a Republican in an election campaign driven by outside money from the Anybody But Church Committee:


Claire Duffy said...

It's too embarrassing isn't it. Australia's political satirists Clarke and Dawe [http://www.abc.net.au/7.30/clarkedawe.htm] have been at it for years. But they're satirists!