Wednesday, December 05, 2007

Dolly Parton splits Rotherham council

You'd have thought the burghers of Rotherham would have been delighted: Dolly Parton has chosen their town to be the site of the UK launch of her reading scheme, the Imagination Library. The council has arranged a small jolly for the elected few, with a bit of nosebag and a chance to shake the hand of Ms Parton.

Not everyone, though, is thrilled: Tony Mannion, who sits on the council as an independent, is fuming that Dolly is delaying the start of council business by an hour:

I’m boycotting the lunch and I am outraged that democracy is being put on hold because of a celebrity,” Mr Mannion told The Times. “I have nothing against Dolly Parton. Not that I know much about her except that she sang 9 to 5. That’s about the top and bottom of my knowledge. And I think the literacy scheme is a good idea. My objection is over the timing. We have vital business to discuss, for example the siting of a power station in the middle of a nature reserve. And we have few enough council meetings as it is.

“I’ve spoken to the Labour leader. Apparently, he’s a Dolly Parton fan. I suppose my complaints will fall on deaf ears and that some might say it’s a storm in a D-cup, or double D-cup. But it’s the principle.

Mr Mannion, then, appears to also know about Dolly's breasts as well as her having sung 9 to 5.


5 comments:

James said...

Drat! All the way through Mr Mannion's quote, I was thinking "Crikey! He must be the first person to be quoted in a newspaper talking about Dolly Parton without resorting to a lame knocker pun. Look, he's even said 'I have nothing against Dolly Parton' without adding 'Chance'd be a fine thing! Fnarr fnarr!'".

And then, right at the end, he goes and ruins it. It's like a form of Tourettes, he just can't help a feeble bit of innuendo popping out.

Cor, talking of 'popping out', etc

Anonymous said...

I LIVE IN ROTHERHAM AND I WELCOME DOLLY WITH OPEN ARMS.ITS NOT VERY OFTEN WE GET A BIG CELEB IN OUR TOWN AND IF IT HELPS KIDS THEN GOOD ON HER.SOD THE MOANING COUNCIL BLOKE WHOEVER HE IS,(WAIT WE GOT A COMMENT FROM THE COUNCIL NOW THATS A FIRST).COME BACK AGAIN AND VISIT OUR WONDERFUL TOWN,WE MAY BE SMALL NIT BUT THATS WHAT HOLDS PEOPLE TOGETHER.MUST DASH IM 1HR LATE FOR MY MEETING.

sven945 said...

Is there a severe lack of caps lock keys in Rotherham?

Anonymous said...

just hopes she shows her tits ....

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