Thursday, September 30, 2004

Stick to what you know, Tim

I have the highest respect for Timothy Garton Ash's opinions on international relations. He does not, however, know his Batman.

Timothy Garton Ash, "No more Jeeves", The Guardian, 2004 September 30.

[L]ike Alfred, the aged British butler to impetuous Batman, [Downing Street is] impeccably loyal in public but privately whisper sage advice, mixed with a little delicately worded criticism, into Washington's ear.
Batman is among the most deliberate, calculating characters in the DC Universe. He is not impetuous.

Might I suggest Giles and Buffy as a more apt analogy?