European Union decides to glorify themselves with comic book
What do Euro-MPs do when they are not lunching or filling in expenses forms?Yep, brilliant idea, alright, but frankly, I'd rather read about the adventures of Black Canary instead. I'm not fooled by the Lib-Dems, as they're actually one of the worst political movements in all of
It seems that they fall in love with investigative journalists, brave assassination attempts and single-handedly take on corrupt Chinese generals - according to the Liberal group in the European parliament, at least.
Tired of its staid image, the 106-strong group has spent £25,000 printing 40,000 copies of Operation Red Dragon, a cartoon storybook depicting the glamorous and daring life of "Elisa Correr", the personification of the "new breed" of "exciting" Liberal Euro-MP. While real parliamentarians fret about whether an amendment to the latest European Union directive might offend the committee chairman, the fictitious Miss Correr is ready to torpedo inter-continental trade deals or take on hit men for the sake of her principles.
Cosy compromises are just not her style, especially when her boyfriend Tony, a British photo-journalist, is being held prisoner by a renegade oriental general.
"The Liberal Democrats have principles to defend and this is a question of human rights, so we must take that risk," she says, when asked if it is worth upsetting one of the EU's biggest trade partners.
Yannick Laude, a Liberal group spokesman who was responsible for the storyline, said the objective in producing the book was to try to hold the attention of visitors to the parliament.
“We noticed that they took the umbrellas and the pens, but threw away the policy leaflets before they walked out of the door,” she said. “This way we can get them to take some information back into their homes.”
While we're on the subject, JunkYardBlog points to another hilarious idea that the EU have come up with: Captain Euro! Wow, the very currency that's ruining the continent this very moment!
Open trackbacks: Outside the Beltway, Pirates' Cove, Pursuing Holiness, The Trouble With Angels.