Monday, 19 April 2010

There’s an election brewing…

AFTER the phoney war and the anti-climax of the announcement of the election, finally we can get into the nitty, gritty of electioneering: name calling, legal battles, poster wars, unity candidates and electoral pacts rebuffed and the unseemly rowing on the airwaves.

But, hope is at hand for the weary, respite for the political anorak sat counting each and every last potential vote – we now know where the fault lies – with the Eyjafjallajoekull glacier.

Unpronounceable and inscrutable the glacier has been so inconsiderate that the very bowels of earth’s sulphurous interior have spewed forth denying us all the chance to hear yet more election coverage.

Should the volcano lurking beneath Eyjafjallajoekull continue to issue forth its spume of deadly ash then we are faced with the dim prospect of being without the full, unadulterated media election hype.

Woe is you Eyjafjallajoekull that you and your volcanic brethren should visit such lamentable tidings – carefully scripted journalistic analysis has been cast aside in your favour!

Though the final revenge you lay upon us is not the grounded flights; nor is it the dimmed skies – no it is that you, Eyjafjallajoekull, should deny airtime to our politicians.

Ohhh, and they can’t pronounce your name, great Eyjafjallajoekull, therefore they cannot blame you should they fail to be elected.

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