The Knucklehead of the Day award
Today's winner is United Kingdom Health Secretary Patricia Hewitt. She gets the award for the following.
The only wry smile to be derived from the humiliating circumstances in which our 15 sailors and Royal Marines were captured by just six Iranians came from the comment by Patricia Hewitt. "It was deplorable," pronounced our tight-lipped Health Secretary, "that the woman hostage should be shown smoking. This sends completely the wrong message to our young people."15 British subjects are being held against their will, and this woman is worried about a pro smoking message being sent out. How about offering yourself in a hostage exchange Minister Hewitt? See if you're not smoking because of the ordeal.
No, Minister Hewitt would never be that brave, but UK Health Minister Patricia Hewitt is today's Knucklehead of the Day.
Hat tip- Right Wing Nation
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