el-Reg readers with memories may recall my taking a vow of silence on the subject of She Who Must Be Obeyed (and I'm not referring to Sarah Bee, who qualifies in her own right on different, and far more pleasant, grounds).
But Dear Leaderess Smith's antics impel me to once again address the question, what on earth is wrong with that woman?
On that subject, two remarks:
1. Jacqui Smith is clearly a very stupid person. More and more her behavior is explained as that of a former school teacher who is in over her head but doesn't know it. The woman has not a trace of intellectual acuity, nor any ability to draw a connected line from actions to consequences. The silly, downright trivial initiatives she so often substitutes for substantive action remind me of nothing so much as a not-very-good school teacher trying to control an unruly class with alternating threats and bribes.
2. (And at this point I pray for forgiveness from our Divine Moderatrix) A retired math professor of my acquaintance once described a woman we both knew and weren't entirely fond of in these words: "If my husband Jack were still alive, he'd say she needs a good screwing in the backseat of an old Oldsmobile." Coming from the mouth of a pleasant gray-haired old lady, the comment carried considerable force. I really can't help but think that maybe it applies to the Maximum Leaderess as well. Whatever's wrong with her, whatever causes her to display an utter lack of empathy, it has to be something fairly profound.
If Ms. Smith is reading, think about the fact that your evil reputation has spread worldwide. Something to be proud of, eh?