19 December, 2008
It was nice to learn from the Labour Party’s gossip wire that Derek Draper is supposed to be organising Labour bloggers.
The problem is Derek has a past. Most people who have been around the Labour Party will have heard of him. Some will have their own stories about his exploits after all it is the understatement of the century that he has been intimate with all 17 people that matter. If the Labour Party wants to spin the web, fine, indeed it should be but is there any less suited person for the role than Derek Draper? Fred West perhaps… Spinners should never be the story and Mutley much to the chargin of the RSPCA has story written all over him.
But what makes Derek the ideal tool for Tory bloggers to beat Labour bloggers with would make him an excellent blogger in his own right. Opinionated, access to the mainstream media, full of anecdotes make him an ideal blogger. If I drew up a list of people that would in the words of the West Wing get Iain Dale , Staines, Conhome and “bitchslap ’em around the beltway” he would definately be on it . Just don’t tell me what to blog … ever OK.