Why David Cameron's PigGate is totally believable

Such lewdness is just the hors d'oeuvre at Britain's posh boys clubs

David Cameron.

No one does sleaze quite like the posh English male. A new unauthorized biography of British Prime Minister David Cameron alleges that, while a student at Oxford University, he performed, as a judge might put it, a lewd act on a deceased pig.

This may sound unconscionably scandalous to Americans, who tend to think of English gentlemen as charming Hugh Grant types with floppy hair and crooked smiles. But let me assure you, Brits know that upper class males, behind the pleasant façade, are often debauched baboons. And so we're rolling our eyes at our genteel PM's animal antics. "PigGate," as Cameron's alleged episode of porcine intimacy is being called on Twitter, is exactly what we have come to expect from privileged males who attend top private high schools and then go on to Oxford or Cambridge. Elite clubs such as The Piers Gaveston Society — which Cameron belonged to when he supposedly violated a dead farm animal — are just part of the package for posh boys.

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