The PJ Tatler

"Muammar Gaddafi is poor and honest"

“That is more proof of the honesty and transparency of this family and that they are an ordinary Libyan family,” continues Moussa Ibrahim, who, according to Reuters, “usually acts as Gaddafi’s contact with the international media.”

Hey, everybody’s got a spin doctor these days, including, and probably especially, deposed dictators.

Laugh you will, but you may have been missing out. From the same Reuters report:

The Gaddafi family are widely known to have led lavish lives.

Singer Nelly Furtado disclosed she was paid $1 million to perform a 45-minute private concert for Gaddafi family members in Italy while Mariah Carey and Beyonce Knowles were booked to play at other family functions.

Switzerland said in May that it had found 360 million Swiss francs ($415.8 million) of potentially illegal assets linked to Gaddafi and his circle stashed in the Alpine country.

Oh, well, on second thought not so bad. Chump change, really, not even within spitting distance of the John Kerry family fortune. Moussa Ibrahim is right. “Poor and honest… just an ordinary Libyan family.”