Not since the colonists dumped the tea overboard in Boston Harbor have the Brits been so offended by an American political act. We refer, of course, to the outrage expressed by Prime Minister David Cameron and others on down in booming headlines over Mitt Romney's suspicion that our Anglo-Saxon friends might not be up to staging a successful Olympics.
Wasn't Romney the one boastfully slamming President Obama for hurting our international relations like a raw kid at the rear of the class? Meantime, we'll never know the details of Mitt's own stewardship of the 2002 Winter Olympics back home because somehow all of the records have been destroyed..
Way to go, Willard! Time to get out of the islands before they send in the Redcoats. The country knows Churchillian prose - and you're no Winnie.
P.S. If you had trouble remembering the name of labor party leader Ed Miliband as he stood aside you, take a cue from Sister Palin: Next time, write it on the palm of your hand.