>Stripping the Week 1-5 November 2010

>This week President Obama faced the biggest test of his presidency thus far as Americans went to the polls, but  that was nothing compared to what faced the men in white at White Hart Lane. [You’re so fired, Neutrality Ed]. Inspired by Rafa Van der Vaart, Gareth Bale, and over 30,000 increasingly hysterical fans, Tottenham beat the European Champions and are now on the verge of qualifying for the knock-out stages.

Over the pond Americans face an altered, and slightly more bonkers, political establishment after the election of some Tea Party members. The looney uber-libertarians won a variety of significant seats, but thanks to Christine O’Donnell probably stopped the GOP taking control of both Houses of Congress. Shame. It’s alright though, because she’s not a witch…she’s just mad. Talking of right wing loons, Nigel Farage has returned as leader of UKIP, which is nice.

Elections also took centre stage in the UK too, as Phil Woolas’ election in Oldham East and Saddleworth was declared void. Woolas had recently been appointed as a shadow minister, but has now been unceremoniously dumped out the party. There will be a by-eleciton pending the Judicial Review that Woolas is seeking. Nobody is really that sad to see the back of him. Remember, remember the 5th of November!

Listening to this week: Christmas songs being played by Scott Mills on Radio 1
Reading this week:  Russell Brand –My Book Wook 2
Watching this week: The Daily Show with John Stewart

Hero of the week: Gareth Bale BALE BALE BALE
Villain of the week: Phil Woolas

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