Thursday, March 20, 2008

I Like Suzanne Shaw

Until a few weeks ago I had never heard of Suzanne Shaw. Then I posted a photo of her doing some random lottery promotion, and the next thing you know she wins Dancing On Ice and Mum Of The Year. Coincidence? Hell yes. I had nothing to do with it, but it has made me pay attention when I see her name in print, and her photos as well. She is not an ugly woman.

She is however ignorant when it comes to foreign affairs. You know what. I think that is just fine. The Sun recently asked her which US Democratic Presidential candidate she preferred. Her reply?"I'm going to be honest. I've never heard either of these names before."

Who cares if she has or has not. I'm just happy to see that it is not only Americans who are ignorant about what happens outside in the rest of the world. I remember when I was in college and was blathering on and on about America, and some Australian student came up to me and asked me who the Prime Minister of Australia was and I had no f**king clue. Even after she told me his name I had no clue. The only reason I know who the Prime Minister of Australia now, is because ever since then I always check so what happened before doesn't happen again. The only reason I know the new UK Prime Minister is because I am always looking through UK newspapers and magazines and so his name pops up.

I am a little surprised she didn't know the name Hillary Clinton just because she was the First Lady for 8 years, but again, that was 8 years ago, and Suzanne Shaw was probably just a teenager. I say probably, because I am too lazy to go back and see how old she is. I think she must be about 24 or 25.

Anyway, I admire her for being honest and saying she didn't know who either of them were as opposed to trying to bluff her way through it. Pay attention PR person for Kristin Davis. That is valuable advice.


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Anonymous said...

How many people in the US even know who the British PM is? Hell, most American's don't even know the Canadian PM, let alone either of their wives. So I'm not going to fault her for not knowing who Barak or Hilary was.

pebbles said...

umm ent, er, klown.

Gordon Brown, Stephen Harper. Anyone who has a keen interest in public affairs (no pun intended) would/should know this.

Reese said...

I'm a news and politics junkie so I am familiar with a lot of foreign PMs/Presidents, but I know that a lot of people can't be bothered to care. Lots of people have no idea who their senators, congressional representatives and governors are. Always stunning to me, but they are happy in their ignorance.

jax said...

same reese but most of my girl friends are not. i asked one to grab me a paper on her way over one sunday morning and she asked how much it was becasue she hadn't gone to the bank yet and only had change???

1 f*cking dollar! get a clue.
makes me wonder why such smart women choose to stay ignorant.

Unknown said...

knowledge of public affairs (def: watching/ listening to news, CSPAN, whatever) does not indicate some kind of intellectual superiority in all cases.

This information is retrieved through media including internet surfing. It is not even discussed in MOST university courses, even at the graduate level. Most MBA graduates don't even know nor care who is the Australian PM.

So maybe it indicates research skills.

I need to stop this internet research actually. I do enjoy reading everyone's comments on this site, but it is getting bad because I am here before sleeping and I am here when I first turn on the computer everyday.


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