On the same day that his Party Conference voted to throw out the Coalition's flagship, Education Policy, Nick Clegg was reduced to begging his Party to get behind him, it is reported.
This is the man who is so attached to Cameron by a dog lead that he felt it necessary to show Cameron a draft of his speech. For approval, no doubt? This isn't Oxford or Cambridge, Nick, you don't need to ask your tutor to approve your speeches!
Cameron makes the rules, Clegg obeys and expects his very nervous LibDem colleagues to follow.
Mr Gove, Education Secretary is allegedly enraged by the decision of the LibDem Party Conference.
Copies of the Tories, Darling Maggie, speeches are speeding their way to Liverpool to be distributed among the LibDem delegates. Norman Tebbit, the rottweiler, is ranting and raving as never before at Clegg's inability to whip his delegates into order.
Clegg is said to have used all the old cliches: national emergency, for the common good, blah, blah, blah! A load of old Tory nonsense.
Protecting your salary and position, Mr Clegg, is so much more important than anything else you have done in the past few months. It may appear that you are carrying your party with you but think on, sir:
The Right Honourable, Charles Kennedy, MP, the Right Honourable Sir Menzies Campbell, QC, MP, the Right Honourable Lord Steel and the Right Honourable Vince Cable, MP appear to think that trouble has arrived. Guess they have read of the 15% standing in the polls, Mr Clegg? While Labour are neck and neck with the Tories? Do you smell a rat, Mr Clegg?
Perhaps they have heard the nonsense tumbling out of the mouth of the Chief Secretary to the Treasury, the Right Honourable, Danny Alexander, MP? Is he convincing, Vince? No, he is not, sir!
Never mind, Nick, NY in September is so nice, enjoy your visit to the UN. Perhaps, take a prolonged vacation. Visit with Sarah Palin, learn how hockey mom's manipulate the USA.