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Alex Salmond is generally described as being a bit of a political genius, by friends and foes alike. Rupert Murdoch is generally described as a cartoon supervillain presiding over a hive of Mafioso, merrily distorting the political system for decades. Some might think that cosying up to Murdoch when no other fucker wants to be anywhere near him would be an odd move. These people forget that Salmond is a Political Genius. Others may wonder whether people in Scotland would feel a bit uneasy about the prospect of Murdoch corruption travelling north of the border. These people also forget that Salmond is a POLITICAL GENIUS. There may even be those who think the idea of Salmond writing an article in the first edition of the Sun on Sunday in return for Murdoch support is the political equivalent of Dr Fausten sending Mephistopheles a quick text to see if he fancies a pint. POLITICAL GENIUS POLITICAL GENIUS POLITICAL GENIUS.
Michael Gove on the other hand is not a political genius. Michael Gove is a clammy, balloon-cheeked amphibian with delusions of divinity. When he attempts to crawl up Murdoch’s arse, he is just following the natural nesting instinct of his species. When Salmond does the same, it is POLITICAL GENIUS.