You'd think a former Deputy Prime Minister might have a bit of decorum, wouldn't you? Possibly not in John Prescott's case but you can live in hope. Apparently Mr Prescott took exception to this rather innocuous passage in my recent post about my trip to Armenia.
One great thing about Armenia is that they cannot abide John Prescott. Apparently he came here as an election observer and achieved the unique distinction of annoying both the government and the opposition.
It's the truth. He was there for the Council of Europe overseeing the Armenian elections. For all I know he did a sterling job, but I was left in no doubt about what the Armenians thought about him.
I'm told that Mr Prescott is furious with me and that he was behind the release of some prisoners in Armenia and that he is really proud of what he did there. Now if you were a former Deputy Prime Minister and a world statesman, what would you do? Give me a call and explain your role? Drop me an email? Write about it on your blog? No, not in Mr Prescott's case. He has a different way of dealing with the likes of me. He gets his son to photoshop an image of me to post on Twitpic.
Oh how we laughed! I won't respond in kind. What I will do is invite Mr Prescott to tell us what he achieved in Armenia and I will happily post it on the blog. Isn't that the adult thing to do?
PS Isn't this sort of prank further evidence that most of John Prescott's Tweets and much of his blog is actually written by his son, David? Nothing wrong with that, but why not just admit it.