It looks like this blog may have to reinstate our popular feature Gail Walker Watch, if only because of the drivel quotient Gail has reached when we haven’t been watching her. Since Gail’s hero GW Bush has been in town, we might have expected some barrel-scraping, but it looks like Gail has actually gone through the bottom of the barrel and is scraping the ground beneath. I mean to say, I don’t much like Bill Clinton, I like Bob Mugabe even less, and I know I’m not anti-Semitic, but Gail seems to have insinuated that anyone less enthusiastic than herself about W shares all these traits and more besides. Although she remembers enough journalistic law not to mention anybody specific who might feel they had been libelled.
So read the column, and if you feel insulted, you might like to consider dropping Gail a line at the Telegraph. But only if you feel personally insulted, and not if you feel Gail has insulted your intelligence. We don’t want the poor woman’s inbox bursting into flames.
On the other hand, I have a constructive suggestion. If Alan (Not The Minister) Johnson is reading this, he may want to offer our Gail a regular berth on his rigorous, peer-reviewed journal Democratiya. God knows, she’d fit right in.