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Friday, June 29, 2007

The Silence Of The Newts

From a comment on a post over at Jews Sans Frontieres about Tony Blair's unforgivable appointment as Middle East Envoy:

Tony Blair reminds me of Hugh Laurie playing Bertie Wooster (P.G. Wodehouse's thick as a brick aristocrat). There's this marvelous glassy-eyed stare Laurie did whenever Bertie didn't understand something. You got the impression that early on Bertie realized that there was going to be A LOT that he didn't understand, but that it didn't matter. As long as he remained affable and likeable that would be enough to get by on. And so it's proved for Tony Blair.

Unfortunately while Bertie had Jeeves to help him out, Tony has always been stuck with a clique of butt-licking advisors with the intellectual depth of Gussie Fink-Nottle. But without the newts.