Fox News is taking quality to a whole new level this afternoon. (I know, I know, it’s my fault for accidentally clicking on their site. I deserve what I get.)

Regardless, congrats to the new Queen Minister!


  1. #1 Rob
    May 11, 2010

    “may fault”, hee hee ๐Ÿ™‚

  2. #2 Jessica Palmer
    May 11, 2010

    Argh Rob, no one will know what you mean now!

    – – everyone else, there was a typo in the draft of this post, and because Moveable Type is very s l o o w, the draft was published on the site for about thirty seconds before the final version published. Fairly caught by someone paying very close attention to the Scienceblogs ball – I think Fox News needs you, Rob.

  3. #3 Phillip IV
    May 11, 2010

    The Kayne reversal! A really clever move by Cameron.

    HMQE:”Mr. Cameron, we would like to ask you to head our new government.”
    Cameron: “Yo, Ma’am, I’m happy for me and I’ma gonna let you finish, but you would be one of the best Prime Minister of all time.”
    HMQe:”Well, that comes a bit suddenly….but okay, whatever.”

    The clever thing being that it saves Cameron from having to be Prime Minister himself – I mean, we all know he’d just end up making a giant jackass out of…wait – what? He did become Prime Minister?

    Well, drat.

  4. #4 T. Bruce McNeely
    May 11, 2010

    It’s CONGRAT’S!

    Get it rite!

  5. #5 theshortearedowl
    May 11, 2010

    I love how the Lib Dems are just “another liberal party” to Faux.

  6. #6 Ramel
    May 11, 2010

    Not to mention the fact that the liberal party in question has formed a coalition with the torys…

  7. #7 Jessica Palmer
    May 11, 2010

    Phillip IV, I have the sinking feeling that your scenario would make the perfect script for a quirky Disney family comedy.

    “In a world where Gordon, David and Nick just couldn’t play nicely together, Her Majesty had to step in to work Her Magic, and fill 10 Downing Street with one big, happy, nonpartisan Coalition of Love! Coming Next Mother’s Day: queen-sized fun for the whole family with. . . QUEEN MINISTER: WHO’S YOUR MONARCH?”

  8. #8 JD Robertson
    May 12, 2010

    Don’t you just love Fox News? It most certainly has a lot of class – all low – but a lot of it nonetheless!!!!! JD Robertson

  9. #9 blf
    May 12, 2010

    Not to mention the fact that the liberal party in question has formed a coalition with the torys…

    Later on Faux Newts (who don’t get better) mentions that inconvenient fact, with the typical odd spin:

    Brown resigned after failing to form a coalition government — between his left-of-center Labour Party and Nick Clegg’s even more left-of-center Liberal Democrats.  …

    After talks between Brown and Clegg fell apart, Cameron was in the position to form a government with Clegg …

    I’m fairly certain that’s the first time I’ve ever heard/read the Lim Dems described as โ€œleftโ€ of Labour.

  10. #10 Snail
    May 12, 2010

    Let this be a lesson to you! That’s such a high density of dumb packed into so few words that I expect it to form a black hole of fail.

  11. #11 Jessica Palmer
    May 12, 2010

    Well, you see, blf, they’re both Liberal AND Democrat, which makes them twice as liberal as Labour. It’s basic math.

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