Every time I hear the name Palin I’ve beeing thinking of a more familiar Palin. I mentioned this to Terry Jones, another of the Monty Python team and an old friend from my London neighborhood. He’s just alerted me that Michael Palin is now a candidate for president of the United States. Visit Michael Palin for President. The website has far more lively clips than either of the major candidates can provide! This reminds me that it was another Python, John Cleese, who did the fabulous TV ads for the Green Party during the days I was involved with them. They weren’t so fussy about citizenship: I was a speaker on women’s issues for the UK Green Party, but I couldn’t vote.