- 26 Sep 14
A millionaire who bellyaches about being broke; an enthusiastic supporter of Israel’s ceaseless extermination of Palestinians; and a whole lot more besides. So why are so many self-proclaimed lefties and liberals still so determined to think highly of Hillary Clinton, hot favourite to be next President of the United States?
I bumped into St. Vincent at the Electric Picnic and we had a few words. She’d just survived an Other Voices interview with the whispery King and had mesmerised all with a brace of torchy tunes and had popped out from backstage to essay a bit of sinuous shimmying to the mighty music of the Strypes.
Beck was on the main stage, but what the hell. Life is about making choices. And the main arena was a stumbly trek away and involved passing through yet another sluggish security corral. I was adjacently strutting my arthritic stuff when we brushed against one another. “Sorry,” I said, “Sorry” she said. I think this entitles me to tell anybody I meet that I bumped into St. Vincent at the Electric Picnic and we had a few words.