I guess I have took it quite hard, the defeat of our former Dear Leader and her disappearance from the stage. And we see similar happening in the UK. Where is Tony Blair? What is he doing? The former PM of ten years, who bestrode the world stage like a colossus, has similarly disappeared from the spotlight. I read a UK paper everyday and watch the tv news several times. The only mention of him I have seen was a columnist mocking his Christmas card, which featured him and the missus and maybe the kids as well. But what the columnist noted most of all, was Tony had had his top teeth cleaned. They were shiny and pearly white, while the lower teeth were not. Have New Zealand's own media commented on Uncle Helen's cards, did she send any? Of course, I do expect some of our regulars to comment on her teeth come what may :) Nonetheless, isn't it interesting how quickly people seem to disappear and are quickly forgotten usually. I bet John Howard faced the same in Oz, though I noted a magazine report about him giving a talk to business leaders in Yorkshire a while back. Of course, by discussing the suitability or otherwise of a job for Uncle Helen, we are at least bringing her back from obscurity.