Thursday, June 21, 2007

Blair wears same shoes for 10 years
Posted 1 hour 52 minutes ago

Outgoing British Prime Minister Tony Blair has revealed he has worn the same pair of shoes to his weekly question-and-answer session in Parliament since becoming the country's leader in 1997.

The shoes in question, an 18-year-old pair of hand-made leather brogues that have only been re-soled once, were made by Church's in Northampton, central England.

"I know it's ridiculous, but I've worn them for every PMQs (Prime Minister's Questions), I've actually had them for 18 years," Blair told The Times in an interview, adding that "cheap shoes are a false economy."

Ridiculous is an understatement.


At 10:03 PM, Blogger Paddy said...

Superstitious eh?

At 1:48 AM, Blogger Jambon said...

Those shoes probably smelled worse than Jerry Falwell's rotting corpse.

I hope he used Odor Eaters at least!

At 8:29 AM, Blogger enigma4ever said...

proof once and for all that no one wants to walk in his shoes...

At 10:50 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

So he should have worn cheap shoes made in China, right? Really, WTF is wrong with that? I seriously doubt they're his only shoes. OTOH, I'm not sure why he felt he had to share the fact, or why the press felt obliged to pass it on.


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