He was the best-known politician in the country
known for much
but not modesty
this was centre stage
TV audience – ratings
a grandstand for a grandstander.
The country’s best-known politician
speaks and snarls in sync with the six o’clock news.
he mistakes the counsel – calling him by the wrong name
but cannot resist recrimination –
“ you all seem the same to me.”
Queens Counsel : silk
“That’s perfectly understandable
Mr … Mr… Mr um …Mr um … ”
then to turned to his junior, stage whispering, “ what’s his name?”