Tuesday, 22 September 2009

Who's your Chauncey Gardiner?

In today's Mail Richard Littlejohn describes Vince Cable as the 'Chauncey Gardiner of modern British politics'.
It's a withering put-down and neatly sums up anyone who is in an influential position with acolytes who hang on to every word. However these pearls of wisdom are seen by others to be vacuous utterances with no substance - they see the individual as someone with no insight and little ability who is fooling people.
I've always thought of Sven Goran-Eriksson like this. Listen to what he says and imagine it being related by Harry Redknapp or Sam Allardyce. The measured Scandinavian tone lends it gravitas that it does not deserve.
So who's your Chauncey Gardiner?

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