A few weeks back I remarked on the lack of news concerning former UK PM Tony Blair.
But thanks to his Middle East peace envoy role and George Bush giving him a medal, phoney Tony is back in the news.
And doesn't he look old!
No longer the fresh face of New Liarbore, who was so hip and created 'Cool Britiania.'
But someone looking so old and tired, past his best, past his use-by date, ready for the knackers yard.
The last year or so out of office obviously hasn't been kind to him.
Blair's plight reminded me of Uncle Helen who appeared to have aged considerably in the few weeks following her election defeat.
Look at how old, tired and haggard she appeared on her Samoa holiday with husband Peter.
Which got me thinking.
Perhaps power is a great asphodisiac as they say, and it keeps you young looking too.
I remember Margaret Thatcher thrived on it.
But if there's anything more tiring and stressful than running a country, perhaps it is finally being at home with your family and your beloved spouse!
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