Brown's face lit up at the sound of the students' cheers, as well it might after years of being publicly disemboweled in the media. He will be a hell of a lot happier as a community organizer than a politician.
BP, facing mounting claims that it is not handling damage payments for the oil spill, is likely to face significant wrath from the Senate and the White House if the controversy over their involvement in Megrahi's release intensifies.
Gordon Brown's '30 Rock' moment was sublime. Like Liz Lemon ranting while still on mic, Gordon smiled and told the woman he had just visited, to "take care," before clambering into his limo to complain, "She is just a sort of bigoted woman."
The general impression I had of Gordon Brown, while working on this piece, was that, despite, his mistakes, he is a man of substance in a shallow age. So the question is -- will we get the prime minister we deserve?
Political speeches in Britain now contain little more than empty repetition, all substance is lacking. The British public has lost respect and will not start listening until a new breed of politician arises.