With apologies to old 'Supermac' for the above tital.
Last week was unprecedented in the small world of Scottish politics, I challenge anyone to find a comparable orchestrated attack of such a personal nature on any politician on a level as that which has been directed at Wendy Alexander, this was hatred and it was personal, it was a dark shameful week for Scotland's politics and, just when you think that journalists can't possibly get any lower they do just that, what a profession.
It's not so easy to determine why we seen this outburst of poison it was positively McCarthyite, Salmond (the spiv) was always confident that he could deal with other Scottish leaders like McConnell and McLeish, not so Wendy, hence the personal abuse, the sneering, the orchestrated laughter and cheering from the mob, he needs that, he's scared to leave anything to chance he's a bully and a coward.
Not an easy man to like, this is a man who can strut sitting down but, there has always been a suspicion that he's not what he seems, something lacking, he needs the odds piled up in his favour, last week the mask slipped, suddenly he blinked, suddenly he didn't look so tough.
Wendy's offer to put up or shut up is now beginning to be seen for what it was, a shrewd and courageous move which wrong footed him and the SNP, I think that's the main reason for the hysterical reaction, when the leader of one party Salmond (the spiv) resorts to calling for the resignation of another party leader it usually means that he has been damaged.
The press and TV have her finished 'again' if Wendy gets hit by a bus the wretched Herald's Ian Macwhirter's life will flash past her, this guy must be just about punched out, what the hell did she do to him ?
'holy' John McLeod of the Daily Mail wrote about her in a way which suggests that he harbours a personal hatred of her, it's worth reading just to see how low some people can sink. This guy shares a kind of similar religious background to the Alexanders and he doesn't confine his vicious comments to Wendy, it might be some historical fall out, both dads are ministers. The "wee free big free" thing so loved by music hall comedians years ago perhaps.
I think he also called down a "plague of boils" on Wendy over clause 28.
Salmond (the spiv's) raison d'etre is independence he was given the chance by Wendy and 'quit on his stool' he aint so tough after all.
The Herald, The Scotsman, The Times, The Daily Mail, The Telegraph, The News of the World, the TV news muppets and the other parties all have her down and out, a real parcel of rogues.
They base this on word from 'someone high up in Labour' 'some Labour insider' 'a source close to Wendy' etc. etc. meanwhile she has the support of all MSP's and the Scottish Labour exec. and I suspect a growing number of shrewd observers who are now beginning to see Salmond (the spiv) and the SNP for what they are.
Would Salmond (the spiv) have jumped at a referendum if he was confident of winning ? that's a tough one eh ? He's a charlatan and a coward.
The SNP seem to be a party with no trace of dissent whatsoever, the last person with that kind of power was Don Corleone an apt comparison for the 'spiv, maybe that's "why they fear him"