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Sarah Brown - what a drip
Am I the only person to find Britain's WAG-in-chief Sarah Brown both dull and intensely irritating? Like Michelle Obama, all she's done is bag a famous man, yet everyone seems to think she's so marvellous. And as famous men go, Gordon Brown is surely the dullest. Bring back Margaret Thatcher.
Actually, I'm not the only one. Alice Thompson agrees. From The Times:
Imagine Cherie Blair trying to introduce her husband on stage in her white pixie boots and leggings — she’d have been vilified. Or Samantha Cameron praising her man for making the children porridge for breakfast. Even Denis Thatcher couldn’t have got away with raising a G&T to Margaret from the podium.
Yet Sarah Brown stands up at the Labour conference and everyone swoons. Isn’t she brave, doesn’t she look gorgeous? Who is her new hairdresser and make-up artist? “I’m just the little woman who knows nothing about politics,” she explains. “I don’t understand the environment or economics but I love my husband.” Gordon may be “messy and noisy” but “I know he will always put you first”.
Why should we vote for her man just because she fell for his brooding stare and floppy locks ten years ago? Does she realise that she has set the cause of women back by years? What’s the point in Harriet Harman introducing equality legislation, when Gordon’s wife is telling the girls to vote for Mr Brown because she still fancies him and he is a gentle soul, not because of his economic policy — figures are far too hard for the weaker sex to grasp.
Give me Miyuki Hatoyama, the Japanese Prime Minister’s wife, any day. She might talk about visiting Venus and being abducted by aliens but she is being herself. Carla Bruni demands to be seen as a model and singer in her own right.
Even Cherie Blair was a better example. She may have “dropped the ball” occasionally but at least she showed that a woman’s place in the 21st century is not just standing two steps behind your man.
If she's going to do the little wifey thing, she'd be better off staying in the kitchen. What a drip. Come to think of it, every Sarah I've known has been a drip. Must be the name.