He’s from scotland, and he’s here to help

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Last updated on August 5th, 2017 at 03:37 pm

Guido Fawkes reports:

At the swearing in ceremony at the Scottish Parliament a few days ago John McTernan, fresh from organising the Scottish Labour party election campaign, was overheard saying he was off to Australia to help the Australian Labor Party in the upcoming elections.

Click for McTernan’s track record as a “helper”.

Posted by Tim B. on 05/18/2007 at 10:50 AM
    1. You must keep him around…

      Posted by richard mcenroe on 2007 05 18 at 10:54 AM • permalink


    1. Another pending implosion from the ALP? One could almost feel sorry for Kevni…

      Posted by Spiny Norman on 2007 05 18 at 11:45 AM • permalink


    1. I always find politicians to be more helpful the less they are around.

      Posted by tabitharuth on 2007 05 18 at 11:49 AM • permalink


    1. What’s the old saying, “Your wallet is never safe as long as Congress is in session”?

      Posted by Spiny Norman on 2007 05 18 at 12:13 PM • permalink


    1. #4: I’ve probably commented on this before, but I’ve always found it a bit of choice political humor. A wag once wrote (with apologies toEdmund Burke), “All that is necessary for evil to triumph is for Congress to do something.”

      Posted by paco on 2007 05 18 at 12:23 PM • permalink


    1. Yesterday being a perfect example…

      Posted by Spiny Norman on 2007 05 18 at 12:33 PM • permalink


    1. 6: Exactly!

      Posted by paco on 2007 05 18 at 12:37 PM • permalink


    1. Isn’t this a case of foreign meddling in Australian politics?  Presuming, of course, that Scotland and Australia are separate countries, and not part of some commonwealth, or something.

      Posted by RebeccaH on 2007 05 18 at 01:40 PM • permalink


    1. #8: Ay, it’s the thin edge a’ the wedge, no doot aboot it!

      Posted by paco on 2007 05 18 at 01:43 PM • permalink


    1. I just hope that this dweeb doesn’t come off the airplane, snap a salute, and intone, “I’m John McTernan, and I’m reporting for duty!”

      ‘Cuz, that would be like, the worst of all possible worlds, y’know?

      Posted by The_Real_JeffS on 2007 05 18 at 01:51 PM • permalink


    1. TRJS, Kerry wouldn’t have been quite so pathetic if he had snapped a salute.  Instead, he kinda sorta lamely waved his cupped hand up near his brow.  Sheesh.  I had a sergeant that would’ve totally ripped that lameass *salute* and Kerry’s lame ass, too.

      I don’t know what that gesture of his really was, but it definitely wasn’t a salute.

      Posted by JorgXMcKie on 2007 05 18 at 02:22 PM • permalink


    1. Well hang on he only said that

      saying he was off to Australia to help the Australian Labor Party in the upcoming elections.

      , ‘help’ not ‘work for’, he’s probably going join John Howard’s campaign.

      Posted by Ross on 2007 05 19 at 02:33 PM • permalink


    1. Exporting loony-toon politicos to assist the more dysfunctional portions of other countries in their politicing is a perk exclusive to hyper power nations.

      The Scotts would have to conquer all of the EU and form that mess into one actual functional super state and develop a profitable economy to even come close to qualifying.

      I’m not up on the details of international law on such issues but since this is a hostile gesture, doesn’t Australia have the option of shooting the plane down over the ocean?

      Posted by Grimmy on 2007 05 19 at 04:41 PM • permalink


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