Sunday, October 14, 2007

The sincerest form of flattery

"To my mind, Sir Menzies Campbell delivered the most coherently argued speech of the conference season. He also had the wittiest line with his joke about Dave wanting to be Tony but not Maggie, Gordon wanting to be Maggie but not Tony and Menzies being happy being Menzies."

- Andrew Rawnsley, in The Observer, Sunday 14 October.

"His conference speech in Brighton was easily the best of the season, and even contained the best joke - the line about Dave wanting to be Tony but not Maggie, and Gordon wanting to be Maggie but not Tony, and Ming not wanting to be any of them."

- Yours truly, on This Blog, Tuesday 9 October.

Pleased to be of service, Andrew - as ever.

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Anonymous said...

A pity that both of you were wrong. Campbell's speech was a disaster, his jokes were either obvious or ancient or both, and he will be gone within months.

Anonymous said...

I agree with David. Ming's speech was dry and lacked passion and energy. He just cannot cut it in the modern political arena.

The Daily Pundit said...

Scrawny Rawnsley is cruising for a bruising. Pinko Finko would never copy someone else's work. So why does Scrawny do it? As for Ming's speech, the other two are right - it was wooden.

Peter Briffa said...

I'd sue the lantern-jawed opinionater if I were you.

Anonymous said...

Obviously when I wrote 'months' I meant 'hours'. These Liberals are brutal!