Monday, June 16, 2008

Gordon Brown doesn’t do kissy-kisses.....

(but then he does, and obviously gets it hopelessly wrong)

Did anyone see Gordon Brown and his lady wife greeting the Bushes yesterday outside Number 10? If you did, it would have told you absolutely everything you needed to know about what is wrong with our man at the top.

George and his Missus, got out of their huge stretched limo, (does it do hen night tours at the weekend?) and strode over to the Browns. Gordy stretched out his great clunking fist and shook George’s hand. No problem there. Mano e mano – Scottish Son of the Manse meets Southern Bible basher.

And then Brown moved onto the l’il lady. He shook Laura Bush’s hand as outstretched as he could make it. The Broon personal space was left secure as Laura was kept at arm’s length from the great moral crusader. They disengage. Laura isn’t going to get a kissy smooch from Gordy – she looks relieved. Unfortunately, George Bush has, by this time moved onto wasshername. Mrs Brown and George exchange a light cheek to cheek kiss – hardly surprising I suppose when you remember that the Bushes have just flown in from Paris.

As all this up close and personal was going on, Gordon looked over his shoulder at his wife’s tete a tete. Obviously, if his missus is doing kissy kisses, then he is going to have to do them also. With that, lips puckering for Scotland, he lunges at the wilting flower that is Laura Bush. The First Lady turns her left cheek in readiness to accept the peck. Unfortunately, Gordon has decided he is going to kiss her on her right cheek.

Awkward. Cringing. Embarrassing.....

But as the pro she is, Laura Bush readjusts to accept Brown’s puckered lips. He plants a big slobbery one on her right cheek. You can almost see her sigh with relief. Thank God that is over..... Except, it isn’t. True to form, Brown the unetiquetted slob just doesn’t get it. He’s kissed her on the right – now he’s going totally OTT and giving her one on the left, also.


The whole episode sort of sums up what Brown is all about. Nothing is natural with him, nothing is spontaneous..... it’s all connived, 100% robotic, 100% false. Anne Widdecombe once famously described Michael Howard as having “something of the night” about him..... But what is it about Gordon Brown? If John Redwood is a Vulcan, what is Gordon Brown? Some say he’s a Klingon, others think he’s a moron. One thing’s for sure, he’s a guy devoid of social skills, he has no idea of social intercourse – his people skills are about as sophisticated as a knee in the groin...

Dianne Abbott said last week on ‘This Week’ that in an effort to get her to vote for the 42 day detention proposition, Gordon Brown actually rang her. Abbott said it was the first time he had talked to her in over 20 years.... She then said it wasn’t that unusual as he hadn’t even spoken to some of his own ministers..... Gordon Brown doesn’t do communication – he’s lost in a world of hair-shirted self repression and puritanical zeal.....

I would suggest he has ‘something of Marvin, the paranoid android’ about him.....

4 comments:

Tuscan Tony said...

I'm sure George's black ops people will have ensured she had a dental dam in place prior contact. Well, let's hope so, for Laura's sake. Necrotizing fasciitis is no fun when you're at 36,000 feet over the Atlantic.

The Raven said...

Your prayers have been answered by Gordon's very own BBC:

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/uk/7455260.stm

I love the way Brown seems to wrestle Laura Bush back towards his lips. He really is quite a hideous creation. Say what you want about Bush, but the man's social skills and understanding of occasion are impeccable next to those of Brown.

However, I'm also rather perturbed by Sarah; that woman has absolutely no idea how to dress. I'm no Captain Fashion, but you'd think one of the spivs in No.10 would tell her how frumpy and dour she looks. Take a gander at this photo:

http://i.dailymail.co.uk/i/pix/2008/06/16/article-1026593-01A122D300000578-73_468x494.jpg

So did someone actually say to her "Yeah, Sarah, that inside out M&S carrier bag will look really nice with a black miniskirt."

William Gruff said...

Something of the festering dung heap about him.

wonkotsane said...

I bet El Gordo can't see in infra red. Oh how I hate the night.