Bambang, thank you ma'am!

President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono
President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono

It turns out that the President of Indonesia is named Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono.

President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono is an awesome name.

President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono is a Star Wars name.

Why can't we have leaders with Star Wars names? John Major, Tony Blair, Gordon Brown, David Cameron: they're a bit bland to say the least.

I suppose Sir Henry Campbell-Bannerman wasn't a bad name. Nor was Bonar Law (if you conveniently overlook his frankly embarrassing Andrew). But they don't have quite the same ring to them as President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono.

Neville Chamberlain
Neville Chamberlain

Ironically, perhaps, I reckon the most Star-Warsey Prime Minister's name we have had so far is Neville Chamberlain. I can imagine a light-sabre-wielding Jedi wookie named Neville Chamberlain gallumphing across the sands of Tatooine in pursuit of Tusken Raiders and peace in our time. Either him or Clement Attlee. But, on the whole, our Prime Ministers have had some pretty crap names.

The day one of our political parties elects a leader named Duk-Duk Oomondo Calrissian is the day that party gets my vote.

They're missing a trick, I tell you.

Richard Carter

A fat, bearded chap with a Charles Darwin fixation.


  1. Two hookers talking: one says 'have you ever been picked up by the fuzz?' & the other replied 'No, but I've been swung round by the tits!'

  2. Your post reminds me of when someone was talking about Lord Andrew Adonis of the Labour party and said he was "more 'Andrew' than 'Lord Adonis' ".

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