(c) Doc Hackenbush 2014
Over in that reassuringly upmarket part of Manhattan, Louise Mensch was not interested in the thoughts of someone else, but when news came yesterday that Saudi King Abdullah had passed at the age of 90, and that flags around Westminster would be flown at half mast in respect, she saw an opportunity to advance the cause of Herself Personally Now, and launched into a stream of the most unfortunate language.
As a good Murdoch pundit, her first target was the hated Beeb: “hey how about your disgusting BBC World Service stops called [sic] woman-enslaver Abdullah a reformer” she ranted. Then it was the turn of her party leader and the Prez: “F*** you Saudi Arabia and shame on the supine male leaders of the West [David Cameron] [Barack Obama]”. As Sir Sean nearly said, I think we got the point.
Who would be next as the rant-o-meter was cranked up? The head of the IMF, no less: “Oh yes Christine Lagarde you muppet Abdullah was VERY F***ING DISCREET in how he ‘advocated’ for women”. How about another Murdoch plug? You betcha, says Sarah: “Goes on news to protest voluntary Page 3. Says sod all about women whipped for driving = Fauxminist”. Who was that? Who knows? And who cares? Ms Mensch doesn’t.
And then came the Westminster flag realisation: “OH MY GOD, WHO ORDERED WESTMINSTER FLAGS AT HALF MAST FOR SAUDI”. By now, the Caps Lock was well and truly on as she bawled “JESUS CHRIST, IS ONE UK MP GOING TO SAY ONE WORD ABOUT THIS OUTRAGE”. Clearly a fan of Dan Hodges’ missing question marks.
With no answer to that one, or to most of her other outbursts, Ms Mensch turned her ire on to Westminster Abbey: “Your flag flying insults every woman in the United Kingdom. HOW DARE YOU”. But there was no reply here too, and so, with the red mist descending, she went after the UK in Saudi Arabia Twitter account. “F*** YOU” she screamed.
Ultimately, it was all too much for poor Ms Mensch: “I am literally crying right now. One UK leader, just one, has stood for women and free speech today. And that leader is [Ruth Davidson]”. As opposed to those crying with laughter at Louise losing it, to the extent that, on learning the Queen may have made the decision to fly flags on Royal palaces at half mast, howled “F*** HER” in response.