I did enjoy his Wikipedia entry, particularly the last sentence that tells you all you need to know about the charmed lives led by some of these tosspots:
"Following his resignation from Downing Street McBride applied for the post of Business Liaison Officer at his former school....................... and started work there in July 2009."
You or I do something even remotely inappropriate, we can look forward to life in a box under a bridge with no benefits. If you're an alegedly gigantic brained special advisor, banker or politician, however, you just sit back and wait for the offers to come in. The mind boggles.
One of the pluses to come out of this scenario if that it sending Polly Toynbee and the Guardianistas club into meltdown.
Who could imagine that a PR guru could be so deceitful? Blair, Brown and his acolytes designed and created this monster. Nowt worse that a scorned guru it appears.
Says a lot about the man that he is willing to tell the world what an insidious liar he is.
He can't even go down the "Only following orders" route.
A nasty little man who, in normal society, would not be given the time of day.
To be honest, that's one the things that I enjoyed about reading 'Salmon fishing in the Yemen': it was written from the perspective of a spin doctor writing his memoirs who would throw out lines like 'He trusted me because he knew that, I unlike others, could be relied upon to remain silent' - and just not see the irony or duplicity of such a statement. Brilliantly conceived, from that perspective.