...... is it right that now 'Papa Bongo' has died, he should be replaced by 'little' Ali-Ben Bongo ?
Although having said that, I have to confess that I would find it very hard indeed to resist voting for someone called 'Ali-Ben Bongo'. I mean, that has to be the coolest name for any world leader EVER.
Which makes me think ......... maybe that's what New Labour should do - get their leader to change his name from Gordon Brown to 'Ali-Ben Bongo' ?
After all the British public appear to be very unhappy with Gordon Brown because he can't smile properly, so surely if the British Prime Minister was called Ali-Ben Bongo it would lift the gloom and general despondency in British politics ?
And, it has the added advantage if that doesn't do the magic and there's no more 'white rabbits to pull out of the hat' for New Labour, Gordon Brown (known now to everyone as 'Ali-Ben Bongo') stands at least half a chance of finding work during the pantomime season.
I'm going to get in touch with number ten right now ........