Wednesday, January 06, 2010

Where's Richie Cunningham When You Need Him?

Just when you thought things couldn't get any more bizarre, Glen O'Glaza from Sky News reports that The Fonz (Henry Winkler) has just gone into Downing Street. Heyyyyyyyyyyy.

Oh, and isn't it strange that we have so far not heard a peep out of the Lord Mandelson, the Richie Cunningham of New Labour. It was he, readers will remember, who saved the PM in June, manned the phones and persuaded all sorts of senior Labour figures to stick with Brown. He was also never off the TV or radio.

Am I alone thinking that this time he might not lift a finger?

18 comments:

DeeDee99 said...

He doesn't need to prop up the moron any more - the Lisbon Treaty is ratified; Mandelson has done what he was sent back to do. Now he can set about trying to prevent the complete annhialation of Labour at the GE.

Daily Referendum said...

Happy days!

Stepney said...

Am I right in thinking this is what you get when you f*** with the master?

He's been awful quiet recently...

GizmoDuck said...

I think Gordon has finally jumped the shark.

Anonymous said...

Do not be comparing Richie Cunningham to Mandy.

Richie Cunningham was awesome; Mandy is a turd.

Turd =/= Awesome.
Learn the difference, Iain. It could save your life.

pol-e-tics said...

The Great Fonz is surely also past it now. Probably organising a save the children from something bash.

Moe importantly, Brown could save the party a lot of campaign money by calling an election now. But it would surely be recognised as a cut and run to escape the votes of his own MPs no less.

He seemed to have settled on a better environment by May, now even that faint hope is gone.

Alan Douglas said...

Another re-launch on the way ? My goodness, the new, cooooooool Gordon Brown.

Or not.

Alan Douglas

Sentient WV - I REALLY do not beieve thsi one : TEDDE

Oh boy !

Donut Hinge Party said...

Henry Winkler is actually an ambassador for helping dyslexic kids, so it might have something to do with that.

Or Gordon's Juke Box might be broken.

sinosimon said...

it is perhaps more to the point that mr winkler has been recently performing as captain hook in panto in liverpool........as a man experienced in fighting off a cabal of younger more energetic enemies whilst being pursued by a grinning reptile to the sound of a ticking clock perhaps mr brown is giving him some tips on the role....?

Lee H said...

Whilst he sips a fine white wine over lunch Mandelson will be finding it very difficult not to smirk and saying "I have done all I can. The man is a magnet and attracts everything but good news".
Could Mandelson be wanting the High Rep job in Europe......Under a potential Tory administration?

Scan said...

Iain, are you sure this hasn't been concocted by Mandelson himself?

Bill Quango MP said...

"Mandelson has done what he was sent back to do"

I knew it. I knew it! A cybernetic organism over endoskeleton.

John M Ward said...

Yes, Bill Quango: liquid metal too, if a bit oily…

Anonymous said...

Inspired by last nights "Waterboy" no doubt.
Has Millie taken his banana to be straightened?

john said...

Isn't the Dark Lord doing a big interview on Newsnight tonight? If Paxman's on form it could be a landmark session...

Simmering Frog said...

(Sticks head above parapet...)

http://artypolitics.blogspot.com/2010/01/gordon-and-mandy-itll-all-end-in-tears.html

Anonymous said...

expect the wheels to come off his motorbike thanks to the curse of broon

Mike Law said...

This is priceless... is it Brown's Jumping the shark moment?