British MP George Galloway, a hero to the American left, has always struck me as a psychopath. It isn’t getting much play in the U.S., but the British press is abuzz over his latest escapade: a stint in the “Big Brother” house.
“Big Brother” is a reality TV show that is huge in Great Britain, sort of like “Survivor” and “American Idol” put together. Galloway is now participating in the show, which means that he is cut off from all contact with the outside world–a fact that hasn’t pleased his constituents. Moreover, his behavior has become increasingly bizarre. His impersonation of a cat has people talking:
The controversial MP made Labour Chief Whip Hilary Armstrong “cringe” when he pretended to be a cat. He crawled on all fours, buried his head in actress Rula Lenska’s lap, left, and licked imaginary milk from her hands. She rubbed the “cream” from his “whiskers” and stroked his head and behind his ears.
He’s dressed up as Dracula, too–a more plausible role for Galloway. Of course, it’s all for a good cause. Galloway is donating the proceeds of his “Big Brother” performance to a charity. One problem: the charity, Interpal, has been named by the U.S. government as a “specially designated global terrorist” organization.