Wednesday, April 25, 2007

Cheek: for so

do-it-yourself politician

"Do-It-Yourself Politician", from the anonymous satirical "Macaw" column that ran in the Trinidad Guardian in the 1950s and 60s (and collected in book form in Notebook by Macaw in 1960).

If somebody did one of these for Mr. Manning today, what would it look like? (Could anybody working on the Trinidad newspapers today come up with something like this?)


Jonathan said...

VS Naipaul in The Middle Passage called Macaw, if I recall correctly, "witty and inventive". Sadly, both of those qualities are in short supply 'round these parts now.

Frances-Anne said...

Kitty Hannays, gorgeous, chain-smoking, was the Features Editor at the Express, my boss when I worked there summer after summer: she was Macaw. She died in '91. I never got a chance to say goodbye to her.