2006-01-06 1735 Opinion: == UK Hypocrites'R'Us == So, at the same time as plans are going ahead to put a statue up to . . .
So, at the same time as plans are going ahead to put a statue up to uber-alcoholic and now deceased waste of space George Best, the Liberal party is trashing Charles Kennedy for admitting he too has suffered alcoholism.
On the one hand is one of the few, good, honest, sincere politicians out there. On the other is someone who did almost nothing apart from score a grand total of just NINE goals for Northen Ireland over thirty years ago. Whoop de doo.
Kennedy deserves credit, help and compassion. Best doesn’t deserve so much as an empty pint glass.
Here’s one of George Best’s quote about his liver transplant operation:
- “I was in for 10 hours and had 40 pints – beating my previous record by 20 minutes.”