The final word goes to Harold Macmillan. When Ed Muskie, a Democratic runner for US president, wept on TV after his wife was accused of being a drunk, an MP asked the unflappable Tory PM how he would have felt had the charge been levelled against his own (unfaithful) wife. Macmillan's response ran thus: "I would have said 'You should have seen her mother.'"
Friday, September 15, 2006
Politicians in tears
On the Guardian website Michael White discusses Gordon Brown's perfomance on Sky TV and tearful politicians in general: