One Upmanship

Just when we Americans felt all special for electing a black President, Iceland has gone and one upped us with their appointment of a gay, female prime minister. A former air hostess nonetheless, which is much more fun to say than flight attendant (and now, being practically British, I feel very entitled to use the term). There’s nothing I can think of that’s more fabulous than a lesbian career trajectory from the friendly skies to head of state, and it’s clear my great expectations problem now extends to cover the entire gay population. It’s also clear the only way for Britain to up the stakes is to oust Gordon Brown and bring in a cross-gender person of color. I’d even settle for a cross-dresser, of which there are reputedly many already wandering the Houses of Parliament. My soon to be acquired vote is going to Eddie Izzard.

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