Northern Ireland - (Under-Graduate): "Should have paid attention to that Anne Bancroft/Dustin Hoffman film, might have learnt a thing or two!
That was the overall consensus in Soremount (sic) this week after the wife of First Minister Peter Robinson brought a touch of the deja-vus to Northern Ireland politics.
Revelations about Iris Robinson's fling with 19 year-old toyboy Kirk McCambley have seen her accused of stark nepotism.
After using her not inconsiderable personal influence to secure a developers' £50,000 'donation' to kit out her lover's new cafe Mrs Robinson managed to get a £5,000 slice of the action with a kickback for herself.
Property developers Fred Fraser (now deceased) and Ken Campbell duly obliged and McCambley's fledgeling business soon flourished.
"And then it all began falling apart at the seams," a McCambley family friend said today.
"To be sure there was no Katerine Ross-type of attractive distraction to fall in love with.
"But Kirk soon dumped Mrs R after being torn in two - between work demands and seeing to his mistress's carnal needs!"
An official government inquiry is now under way following reports that Mrs Robinson demanded repayment of the entire £50,000, some of which was to be laundered via a church charity.
"This could bring down the entire Good Friday Piss process, as well as the actual government!" a political insider said today.