» Tuesday, November 9, 2004

Congressional Medal

Asked if the Prime Minister would be receiving his Congressional Medal when he went to Washington, the Prime Minister’s Official Spokesman (PMOS) said that he was not aware of any plans to do so. Asked when the Prime Minister would be receiving it, the PMOS told journalists that it would be presented when both the American and UK Governments were ready. Put to him that, according to the Times, the medals weren’t ready because the Prime Minister had not chosen its design yet, the PMOS said that he wasn’t aware of the story.

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  1. If Blair believes he deserves his congressional medal, he should have the guts to stand up for what he believes, and go and pick it up. If he thinks he does not deserve it, he should denounce it. This "third way" option of knowing the medal is there but refusing to acknowledge it for fear of offending Robin Cook is bizarre.

    Comment by Robin — 9 Nov 2004 on 2:41 pm | Link
  2. It’s give and take. A couple years ago King Tony got the queen to hand out medals to that horrible Rudy Guliani bloke. What had he ever done for us, exactly? It was never clear.

    Maybe when Bush retires he’ll be appointed to the House of Lords. It worked for Conrad Black.

    Comment by Julian — 9 Nov 2004 on 6:03 pm | Link
  3. I did not mean to click on "Report it" on the comment at the top. Mistake.

    Comment by julian — 9 Nov 2004 on 6:04 pm | Link
  4. I have been reported? What happens now?!

    Comment by Robin — 10 Nov 2004 on 10:34 am | Link

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