Tony Blair allowed his wife Cherie to wear a pendant to ‘ward off evil spirits’ because she needed to be ‘slightly mad’ to cope with life at No 10.Except that Cherie got the pendant from Hillary Clinton - now our Secretary of State - and (for the billionth time) Republicans should use this knowledge, we have nothing more to add but "AAARRRGGGUUUHHH!!!!"
The revelation comes in the latest installment of diaries by Mr Blair’s former spin chief Alastair Campbell.
In the volume, which covers the first two years of Mr Blair’s premiership and will be published later this month, Mr Campbell tells how he warned the ex-prime minister about Cherie’s ‘madder stuff’, such as her support for alternative therapies.
In a section on Cherie, Mr Campbell discussed a report in a newspaper about a ‘bioelectric shield’ pendant ‘that was supposed to ward off evil spirits and harmful rays’ she had been pictured wearing.
He writes: ‘I said to Fiona (Millar, Campbell’s partner and an adviser to Cherie), she had to get a hold of all this madder stuff but she said Cherie never raised it with her because she knew she would disapprove.’
Mr Campbell also discussed Cherie’s interest in alternative therapies with her husband.
‘TB said they had to be slightly mad to cope,’ he wrote.
‘He was very sympathetic to Cherie doing this alternative b******s because of he thought it was her way of coping.’
In December 1998, as he was poised to order a bombing of Iraq – four-and-a-half years before the full-scale invasion – Mr Campbell’s diaries reveal how Mr Blair relied on his Christianity to help him decide what to do.
‘TB was clearly having a bit of a wobble. He said he had been reading the Bible last night, as he often did when the really big decisions were on, and he had read something about John the Baptist and Herod which had caused him to rethink, albeit not change his mind.’
Saturday, January 15, 2011
So She Not Only Looks Bizarre (She Is Bizarre)
We talked about all this years ago - British royalty and politicians having their toenails analyzed, to predict the future, being the worst of it - but The Daily Mail has some new stuff from Alastair Campbell's book, on the hideous beast above, so here it is: