Monday, November 19, 2007

Political Monkey Business

Politicians in Guwahati, India are getting a lesson. In monkey business. Sorry to make light, but this is comical. The beasts are giving new meaning to political monkey business. As only monkeys can.

GUWAHATI, India (AFP) - Troupes of monkeys are out of control in India's northeast, stealing mobile phones and breaking into homes to steal soft drinks from refrigerators, lawmakers in the region have complained.

"Monkeys are wreaking havoc in my constituency by taking away mobile phones, toothpastes, sipping coke after opening the refrigerators," Hiren Das told Assam state's assembly.

He said the primates were "even slapping women who try to chase them".

"It is a cause of serious concern in my area, with more than 1,000 such simians turning aggressive by the day," fumed Goneswar Das, another legislator representing Raha in eastern Assam.

Assam's wildlife minister, Rockybul Hussain, said the state government has formed a panel to study the problem.

Monkeys, refrigerators, a cold one? There's a Bud Light commercial in there somewhere. In all seriousness, I hope they stop monkeying around and get this problem under control.