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Catholica, Indica, Et Cetera. The occasional blog of Fr. Gaurav Shroff
Yes, well, surprise, surprise. It was a pretty outlandish display: it was hair-raising even to my western sensibilities. Gere should have known much better: possibly the Hindu Mrs Grundys are taking a little longer than they need to get over it, but still. It reminded me of the appalling interminable clinch that Al Gore seized Tipper in at the 2000 Democratic Convention (presumably to demonstrate that there would be no hanky panky in his Oval Office) but it was hardly less maladroit or shudder-making than his attempt to encourage the Anwar Ibrahim faction vis-à-vis Mahathir Mohamed in Kuala Lumpur in 1998 by shouting "Reformasi" and then being surprised (if it even came to his notice) that the Malaysians didn't like clumsy foreign interventions in their affairs even when it was in a cause that they favoured.
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