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For Commerce Ministry minuet, it's a (w)rap!

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I just love Thai politicians for their tendency to be anything but dull. When you wake up to a gloomy, overcast morning and a grumpy kid who's running late for school, what's even better at perking you up than a double espresso? A video clip of a rapping politician and his dancing subordinates! 

I have no idea what they get up to during those cabinet meetings. But I'm inclined to suspect that ministerial meets are heavy with hot air rather than hot ideas.

A documentary about Queen Elizabeth II's Diamond Jubilee that recently aired on cable TV here showed footage of a special cabinet session in London to which Queen Elizabeth was invited; it was apparently the first time a British monarch had sat in on such a meeting in more than 200 years. Interviewed afterwards, one of those in attendance said it had been quite a successful exercise, quipping that he'd never seen his colleagues being so well behaved and that if Queen Elizabeth were to attend cabinet meetings more often, her ministers might get a lot more work done.

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