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Everybody knows who this is. She's the lady who eats nails for breakfast, who had hubby cowering under her, and who really ran things before that husk took over a few years back. She's also the long time favourite in the rest of the world to lead the US - and the rest of the planet - out of its current dilemmas.

She's been coy and reticent of late - until the other day that is when she literally chewed Donny Rummy to bits, undoubtedly bringing fond memories back for former White House staff. Ladies and gentlemen, meet the real HRC.

Rummy didn't know what hit him and in fact sat stunned for an eternity afterwards, only able to finally shake his head and mumble 'wow'.

'Under your leadership there have been numerous errors in judgment that have led us to where we are', she bit at the stunned Rumsfeld. 'We have a full-fledged insurgency and full-blown sectarian conflict in Iraq.'

'I think the President should choose to accept Secretary Rumsfeld's resignation', she later she told the AP.

'The secretary has lost his credibility with the Congress and with the people. It's time for him to step down and be replaced by someone who can develop an effective strategy and communicate it effectively to the american people and to the world.'

'We hear a lot of happy talk and rosy scenarios, but because of the administration's strategic blunders and, frankly, the record of incompetence in executing, you are presiding over a failed policy.'

'Given your track record, Secretary Rumsfeld, why should we believe your assurances now?'

It's no secret and no news flash that the rest of the planet have long favoured HRC in the White House. But as the reactionary backlash to the Guardian shows, this is a matter for the electorate in the US.

If only the current US junta weren't so bent on destroying everything the people of this planet must share together and if only the US electorate weren't so bent on keeping their fanatic desperados in office.



Here we have another female in politics, posing here on the cover of a 'special gossip issue' of a teenage girls weekly in Sweden. Everyone knows who she is by now too. Just this week she started her own political party.

Called the 'Unique Party', they ran into trouble almost immediately. Sporting an unsecured Swedish language version of phpBB, their website turned into a free for all in no time flat.

Cecilia Beckroth, the gray eminence behind our cover girl and emigré from Rickard Falkvinge's Pirate Party who still insists she is not officially involved with the Unique Party, says it was impossible to continue.

'Why is everyone so destructive when I'm only trying to help the unfortunate in our society', the cover girl asked rhetorically.

Later in the day they opened the forum again - but this time with better controls and with a rather novel idea of how to further enhance security. 'We're going to have the forum open in the daytime but closed at night. I really hope this works', said the still officially uninvolved Cecilia Beckroth.

But why were people so aggressive? It might be because Linda has previously worked with the tabloid Expressen, is currently getting a lot of web space in Expressen, and the competitor Aftonbladet yesterday published the results of Linda's makeshift civics exam.

The following were the questions Linda was asked. She only got question 2 right.

1. Who is the official head of state of Sweden? (The king.)
A. I really don't know. No further comments.
2. Who is the Minister of Finance? (Pär Nuder.)
A. Pär Nuder.
3. Who is the Assistant Minister of Finance? (Bosse Ringholm.)
A. Sven-Erik Österberg.
4. How many members does the Swedish parliament have? (349.)
A. No, I don't want to answer that now.
5. Who is Margot Wallström? (EU commissioner.)
A. I'll get back to you on that one.
6. How many communes does Sweden have? (290.)
A. I don't want to answer that.
7. Who is speaker of the parliament? (Björn von Sydow.)
A. I don't want to answer that.
8. What type of government does Sweden have? (Constitutional monarchy.)
A. I don't want to answer that.
9. Who was the last prime minister of Sweden? (Ingvar Carlsson.)
A. I don't want to answer that.
10. What is the technical name for a law proposed by the cabinet? (A 'proposition'.)
A. I don't want to answer that.


It might also be because our cover girl has had a speckled history.



The blurb in the picture above, a reference to her appearance on the local edition of 'Big Brother', says 'now we have to be careful of what we say - it's 7:00 PM and there are a lot of people sitting in front of their televisions watching us'.

Not that anyone cared - on the contrary: big boobs and lots of bonking sell ads. And so our cover girl became an overnight celebrity. And after doing the pub rounds, got modeling sessions for a while.




But silicon boobs wear thin after a while and there's always a new pair or two on Big Brother to shorten people's memory. So sooner or later you have to get serious. The question is whether anyone will take her seriously.

Considering the way people over the pond award ignorance, maybe we're seeing a new trend and they will.

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