Linda Sarah Helen
I note that my Twitter twin, toughie business supremo Jack Welch, has spotted Gordon Brown as 'a dead man walking'.
I agree: when you're so frazzled you storm out of a TV interview, the end is nigh.
Spot on, frère Jacques.
Deuced clever, therefore, for Gordie to have gone for the distracting ploy of dolling up his missus as a Helen Goddard lookalike. (OK, an HG d'un certain age).
Same went for that fakeroo Jeffrey Archer and his icy fragrant Mary.
I had a 'Sarah Brown' once. Married her, too.
I remember sitting in the bar of the Mandarin Hotel Hong Kong eavesdropping on two shrewd types talking about *me*:
"Perfectly nice chap, but when it comes to getting things done, I say hire the wife or the brother."
God that hurt. Damn damn that hurt.
It hurt because it was so goddam true.
Great line, tho'.