Tuesday, January 20, 2009

El Mundo De Soraya

The newspaper El Mundo lured Soraya Sáenz de Santamaria, leader of the Partido Popular's parliamentary group, into something of a trap last week. The paper, hostile to PP leader Mariano Rajoy and his team, persuaded Soraya to pose for their relaunched magazine in what has been described as a suggestive or even provocative photo. El Mundo then acted as if they had nothing to do with what had happened and director Pedro J Ramirez even questioned whether this was appropriate behaviour for someone in her position.

Down in true cro-magnon territory at the Cope radio station, everyone got very excited over the issue. Those of a sensitive disposition may prefer not to read any further, but the combined efforts of the commentators on the program run by Federico Jimenez Losantos decided that the best male equivalent to Soraya's image would be Mariano Rajoy dressed only in a leopard skin tanga. Apologies if I've spoilt anyone's lunch by conjuring up that image; it wasn't my idea.

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