Tuesday, December 13, 2005

It's not just BNW who thinks that Rhodri's a windbag.

We don't like being personal and nobody gets it right every time, but Rhodri windbag Morgan uses bluster and waffle as a political tool to avoid answering questions. That's his political tactic to browbeat opponents... trouble is the Welsh press are so insipid they give in to him.

It's therefore refreshing to see him become the first person to be awarded the unenviable Foot In Mouth prize twice by the Plain English Campaign for the following moronic quote:

"The only thing which isn't up for grabs is no change and I think it's fair to say it's all to play for, except for no change"

Worse than the waffle is the mock ‘boyo’ talk he gives us, patronising people by either stating the bleeding obvious or by giving us brown stuff about rugby.

That's made ten times worse when he combines it by coming over as a proud Welshman to the English press and media (
see awful article in Guardian post Grandslam win 'I'd like to parlay this...' - eh?); whilst simultaneously caving in to the worst Brit Nat prejudice and self-serving careerists over more power to the Assembly.

In case you're wondering, he's not much better in Welsh either. Though his mutations and vocabulary did improve quite sharpish once he realised he may become PM of Wales.

Pity his kids don't speak Welsh though - so much for the proud Welshman and 'iaith pawb'. Maybe, as Leighton Andrews and other Labour Brit Nats believe,
he didn't want Welsh to be an 'elitist' language and was just doing his part in not perpetuating the Welsh-speaking elite.

Though, Alun Michael - Wales' first 'First Minister' - and the man Morgan replaced, never the most inspiring speaker, to his credit made an effort to learn Welsh as an adult and send his five kids to Welsh-medium schools in Cardiff - unlike his constituency neighbour.

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