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American readers may not know "The Thick Of It". You should. It's a kind of British "Office" but set in politics. It features a hapless minister - in this clip getting screwed royally by a reporter - and his political handler (a kind of scatological cross between a truly foul mouthed Karl Rove and a Jack Russell terrier). The series is one of the funniest I've ever seen about politics in its modern formation. But it is also so not safe for work. The expletives that come out of Tucker's mouth are legendary in Britain, but probably closer to reality than we'd like to think. I imagine that some sort of scene like this is happening right now in Britain with Brown. What just happened in Rochdale is art meets reality. Find the Netflix if you can.

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