John Major wants the British press to stop picking on Prince Charles. I didn’t even realize he was being picked on. An interesting and well-written piece on the whole. I must admit, however, that I found this rather amusing:
Let us suppose, for a moment, that the Prince of Wales were a commoner. What would we see?
A sensitive man, with no malice and much good intent. A man who takes an active interest in several hundred charities to benefit the young, the old, minority groups and the arts. A man who Ã¢€” almost 30 years ago Ã¢€” established his own charity, focused on helping the least privileged in our society: the Prince’s Trust (now Britain’s leading youth charity) has thus far helped almost half a million youngsters to overcome personal hardship or unfortunate circumstance.
Umm. . . if he were a commoner, he wouldn’t have tens of millions of unearned wealth and a life of leisure in which to do these things, now would he?
(Hat tip: Andrew Sullivan)