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:
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.'"

1 comment:

Will said...

Marvellous. There should be a book of collected Macmillan witticisms.