Is this the bob stewart who was "allegedly" having an affair with his Bosnian interpreter? Maybe he is an expert on domestic disputes, or his book sales have dropped so he needs the cash and is prepared to wear a daft hat cocked at a jaunty angle for a couple of quid.
. . . Tim Collins of course . . . (and here's where I do that depairing sound my 13yr old son makes: y'know - the one where you roll yr eyes, and do a sort of tsk-n'eugghhh/groan noise to indicate disgust and disbelief tha someone could be soo uncool as not to know even that simple thing . . . )
Well, there's Dick Strawbridge - the ulsterman with the handlebar 'tache, for a start, and Gordon Corrigan the historian: but I don't know whether you'd naturally include either of them in "normally sane" . . .