Obviously I am not the literary type because I really had no idea what the Hay Festival is so I had to check Wikipedia. Turns out it’s some stuck up British literary festival that Bill Clinton called “The Woodstock of the Mind”. If by Woodstock of the Mind that means it’s a platform for aging baby boomers to embarrass themselves by holding forth on their idiotic political views then I guess Musharraf – the author of that great literary masterpiece “In the Line of Fire” – was the perfect person to invite to speak at it.
Referring to Pakistan’s relations with India, he recalled being told in Kathmandu, the capital of Nepal, of a proverb which said that when two elephants fight the grass gets trampled. “I shudder to think if two elephants start making love the grass gets more trampled,” he said.
What does this even mean? Do we even want to know?!
Our second represenative to the woodstock of the mind demonstrates that baby boomers do not hold a monopoly on idiocy. Fatima Bhutto’s speech today showed that despite years of supposedly working as a “journalist” in Pakistan she still lacks an even basic understanding of Pakistan’s system of government:
She said that there is no difference between the ‘democratic’ regime of Asif Ali Zardari – who, like the dictator Pervaz Musharraf, disdained national elections and was chosen by his own Parliament
I mean how difficult is it for Fatima Bhutto to read a Wikipedia page about her country once in a while. It’s helpful and stops you from making an ass of yourself in public.