Saturday, November 17, 2007

If you've got talent, hide it quick

"Of all the briefings against Lord Malloch-Brown in recent weeks, perhaps the most wearying was some anonymous source's diagnosis that he was 'struggling to make the transition'. Can you bear the faux sympathy? What truly grates is the implication that transferring to contemporary British politics is somehow a giant step up, as though deputy-presiding over the United Nations — or being last off your sinking ship in the heat of war and winning a DSC — are merely the nursery slopes compared with having to sit through a lot of tedious Westminster meetings while allies of the foreign secretary brief babyishly against you." —Marina Hyde

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