Thursday, January 05, 2006

Is David Cameron Mary Poppins?

Jonathan Calder started it with his debate on whether Chitty Chitty Bang
Bang or Mary Poppins was the greater film. I posted my comment along with
several others but Peter from the Apollo Project believes that this is all
part of some deeper conspiracy to impose Mary Poppins on us Liberal Democrats.

So I got to thinking and realised that David Cameron would be the only possibly person behind such a conspiracy theory. After all he can take the role of Child Catcher/ Milk Snatcher in Chitty Chitty Bang Bang. But on the other hand he is attempting to take Mary Poppins' approach and adding a spoonful of sugar
to make his NHS proposals go down.

Sadly for David Cameron neither Chitty Chitty Bang Bang nor Mary Poppins can
be classed as action films. Both are very clever with words however, we have
the children naming the musical sweet 'Toot Sweet' in CCBB and of course
Supercalifragilisticexpialidocous is the magnificient word invented in Mary Poppins, almost as good as Liberal Conservative.

So in that case maybe David Cameron is very like both films being full of
words but not too full of action. He is yet to move his party in any of the
fields he is talking about at present so although they start acting on DC's
pronouncements we have no proof.

Maybe he should leave that other Cameron, Sir Cameron Mackintosh to the Mucicals unless he really is trying to put on his own Rocky Horror Show.

It's just a jump to the left
And then a step to the right

But then again that song also opens:

It's astounding;
Time is fleeting;
Madness takes its toll.
But listen closely...
Not for very much longer.
I've got to keep control.

So maybe there is more to his that even I origianlly thought.

Seeing that Richard O'Brien who penned and sang those words as Riff Raff was also the debutant Child Catcher in the West End for Chitty Chitty Bang Bang the cycle of the argument might be complete after all.


Anonymous said...

Didn't Guido Fawkes' blog do this Cameron is Mary Poppins a few days ago?

Stephen Glenn said...

I don't read Guido regularly, I followed the lead from Jonathan Calder.

Peter Pigeon said...

Me neither. I think this proves that there is truth behind all this.


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