I used to do a little segment piece here that would be just me mindlessly ranting on about a picture for a thousand words. In reality it was often more than a thousand words because, as you know, I can ramble on for days. So much like something retro, I'm bringing it back. Especially since it's this picture ripped from the headlines!
'What the hell?', you say? I'll tell you what. It's the family of the Spanish Prime Minister. Yes, my glorious home of origin's prime minister and his daughters. Perhaps Zapatero should tell his daughters to stop following fashion trends from the early 90s. They look like they sleep in caskets.
At first I thought that it was the half-dozen goth march onto Washington. Though I remembered that the only marches that were scheduled were the ten million patriot march and the fifty thousand Muslim march. No goths are scheduled to appear at any of those.
There's an interesting back story to Zapatero's Prime Ministership. In that there is a Spanish law that protects the right of the child to have their own image due to the good work of all the gossip magazines. When Zapatero was trying to be the Prime Minister he asked the Spanish media not to show images of his daughters. So when this photo came out all the Spanish media has been going crazy with the conservative media mocking the two teenagers.
I sort of admire the braveness of the Spanish president taking his half-goth daughters with him to meet Obama. You don't have to dress like Jackie O in a pink dress just because you're a politican's spawn. But it does sort of make the picture look very much fake.
I sort of half expect Obama to make a joke about it.
Obama: - nudge - "Your daughter wears combat boots"But by now it seems that Obama is just going through the motions with his photo oppurtunities. Don't believe me? Take a look at this
Obama: "It's a riff off an old saying here - your mother wears combat boots."
PM: "Mi Madre non esta violencia - mi Madre es muerte, es con dios."
Obama: "No, no, it's a joke, hey Michelle, help me out here..."
Michelle: - Snort - ...not on your life...
PM: "Que es "riff", que es "joke"?