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Wednesday, May 04, 2005

Girls Gone Wild! 

Count me among those who thought Pickles Stepford's stand-up routine on C-SPAN was cute as the dickens, if a bit too "blue" for my taste (personally, I would have prefered not to be haunted by the mental image of the Naked Emperor manually pleasuring a stallion). If she ever gets tired of that First Lady gig, she (or, more likely, the drone who writes her material) may have a future in blogging.

However - if Laura really wants to leave a legacy as one First Lady who can let her hair down, she might as well know that there's some stiff competition in the International Division:
Kenya's volatile first lady Lucy Kibaki went on a series of night-time rampages through Nairobi over the weekend, attacking diplomats, journalists and policemen she believes have not treated her with sufficient respect.

She first ran amok when she stormed into the house of the World Bank's country director Makhtar Diop in a tracksuit at midnight on Friday and demanded he turn his music down at a private party to mark the end of his posting in Kenya.

One party guest said: "Makhtar Diop was playing bass guitar on the stage when Lucy came in and demanded they stop the music. They stopped straight away but she then tried to disconnect the equipment. She was spoiling for a fight and she wanted to make trouble."

Mrs Kibaki's children, who were at the party, failed to pacify her, and she returned to the house, which is next door to the Kibakis' private home, twice more in the early hours of Saturday to insult more guests.

Guests say Mr Diop remained calm throughout most of her outbursts, but lost his temper when she shouted: "You must have had a bad mother to do something like this."

Insulting one's mother is unacceptable in most African cultures, and the Senegalese Mr Diop had to be physically restrained from retaliating.

Perhaps Laura should keep that in mind, next time she wants to compare Barbara Bush to Don Corleone.

 

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