Really catching up - 5th post in an hour. Had been a really good weekend on the stump. Good support, sometimes from surprising sources, and a good bit of publicity in local papers - and then all my efforts are rendered as nothing by Bow Wow, the new name by which we know my political opponent Lembit Opik, MP for Montgomeryshire. I just couldn't believe it. Three full pages in today's Mail on Sunday. Stunning publicity. No surprise he was lording it around the fantastic Welsh Food Festival, held at Glansevern Hall at my village of Berriew this afternoon. You really should read this article. It will have brought great joy to so many. It would be a shame to be left out. Just in case you don't have time to read the whole thing, I will just highlight bits that caught my eye.
So often a headline tells the story. This one certainly does. It reads 'Bow Wow loves me, and I love Bow Wow'. Its seems that Bow Wow's future mother-in-law, Margit Irimia has been telling the MoS that her daughter Gabriela has been over to Romania for some corrective surgery after a 'boob job' which "left one facing to the left and one facing to the right". This sounds rather painful, and I duly sympathise. Anyway, Lembit went to visit with a "huge, extravagant" bouquet of flowers signed "Love from Bow Wow". It seems that 'Bow Wow' is now the preferred catchphrase - so who am I to argue. I think it could catch on.
I often call my wife 'Pet' - but it just doesn't have the same ring to it somehow. Which, of course is why Bow Wow gets three full pages in Britain's most widely read Sunday Newspaper - and I have to be satisfied with a few lines in the Montgomeryshire County Times and the Shropshire Star. It just isn't fair. I'm going to have to re-think my publicity strategy.