04 July 2006

The Lard of the Rings

For those still seeking a good name for the House of Assembly scandal, consider this one:

The Lard of the Rings.

The $69, 000-worth of gold rings seem to symbolize the $4.0 million in alleged misappropriations and inappropriate spending and that spending, in and of itself appears to be lard or fat.

We can shorten it to Ring-gate from those who like their scandals to be named derivatively.

The inscription on the One Ring from Tolkien even seems oddly appropriate:

One Ring to rule them all.
One Ring to find them.
One Ring to bring them all,
and in the darkness bind them.