26 September 2006

Beautifully Orchestrated Smoke & Mirrors

Initially Cherie's "that's a lie" comment was gleefully reported as a moment of madness. This was quickly followed by the naff official line that she had actually said "Can I get by?".

As spotted by Croydonian, her "off-the-cuff" remark was not a single "unguarded moment" - she was doing the rounds.

Then TB weighs in at with an admittedly humorous, but well-prepared joke, which basically says that yes all the sentiments reported are essentially accurate.

"At least I don't have to worry about her running off with the bloke next door."

I am now persuaded that this whole episode was orchestrated. Not only was Brown's speech completely overshadowed (I understand that coverage was interrupted for the Cherie story), but Blair has managed to portray Brown as an unattractive liar without lifting a finger. I look forward to further lukewarm endorsements for Brown from Blair emphasing his experience (age), determination (bloody-mindedness) and serious approach (lack of charisma or humour). Isn't politics predictable?


Anonymous said...

orchestrated down to the 'spontaneous amateur placards', it was classic Blair triumph of spin over substance- I am just waiting to find out what redefining Liberty means ! It is meeja events like this rally, because that is all they are these days, puts people right off politics

Croydonian said...

Don't they always say 'this will be the best conference in years'? As far as I'm concerned, it is been a wonder to behold....