After watching the first bumbling day of the National Republican Convention in Cleveland, one can only remark, with a degree of envy, Great Britain does it better!
Or as the song goes: Nobody Does It Better…
Yep! David Cameron was PM for breakfast, than out, and Louise May was in, met the Queen and moved into Number 10 and started picking her cabinet in a matter of hours: Fast, neat, a done deal.
Across the Atlantic, Donald Trump was squatting down on the convention in Cleveland like an elephant, attempting to control everything with his dubious skills, and managed to turn the convention into a circus.
Enter wife number three to read a prepared speech from a prompter. It was announced that she had written the speech by herself and worked on it for weeks.
By mid-night, wife number three was accused of plagiarism. She lifted several lines from a speech given by Michelle Obama at the Democratic convention in 2008. Presented on a split screen, sentence after sentence was spoken first by Michelle Obama and then echoed by the third Mrs. Trump. The only new element to the speech introduced by Mrs. Trump was her accent.
Donald J. Trump was said to be trumpeting.
Trump campaign manager Paul Manafort, (also said to be Vladimir Putin's PR rep) announced: "This is once again an example of when a woman threatens Hillary Clinton, how [Clinton] seeks to demean her and take her down."
How can Mrs. Trump's plagiarism be blamed on Hillary Clinton?
And if the Trump people now insist the fault was with a phantom speechwriter named McIver, why didn't Mrs. Trump notice the identical sentence structure? Certainly, she isn't a parrot that just reads from a prompter...
Meanwhile, British Prime Minister Teresa May finished selecting her cabinet. Boris Johnson was appointed the new Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, and will be dispatched to negotiate Britain's exit from the European Union.
After an agonizing week, the Republican Convention drew to a close, Trump was nominated and wife number three came out of seclusion.
Great Britain does it better.