|LETTERS FROM LONDON
|3. ET TU BRUTE:
An ad for luxury linens...an expensive call girl calling card...a fancy dress
costume for an orgy...a Roman senator? No. It’s the Common’s Speaker’s wife,
Sally Bercow, draped in a white bedsheet for an Evening Standard magazine
How this came about remains unclear; the objective remains ambiguous. Who
could have suggested SB take her clothes off?
One shoulder and one leg exposed, one hand tousling her blond hair with a
background view of the rather phallic the Houses of Parliament.
From the mouth of the Speaker’s wife: "The view from the Speaker's House is
incredibly sexy...when John and I were first courting we used to walk along the
South Bank and look at the Houses of Parliament. I never realised how sexy I
would find living under Big Ben with the bells chiming."
‘Five, four, three – come on Mr Speaker of the House of Commons – two, oh
faster, harder, Big Ben - one! Bingo! I mean bong!’
"Politicians as a breed aren't particularly sexy but I think politics can be sexy
because power is an aphrodisiac. (Sally, darling. It’s a cliché at least as old as
the Greeks.) Since John became Speaker, the number of women who hit on
him has gone up dramatically. I don't get jealous because more men have hit on
me, too. I think it's hilarious that I have been referred to as the Carla Bruni of
Ha, ha, haaa. Far too much (pointless) information.
SB has admitted her aspirations to enter politics. Clearly this is not the most
expedient way as the response has not been enormously positive.
When suggested her most recent performance reflected badly on her husband,
SB sniffed: "Does that mean therefore I should be a wife who walks dutifully
three paces behind my husband and keeps her mouth shut and makes
cucumber sandwiches?" Now there’s an image as he’s at least a foot shorter
than the loquacious Mrs. Speaker.
‘Sally! You’re making me look small!’ ‘John. You are small!’
"I am a personality. I've got ambitions of my own and it was just meant to be a
bit of fun.” As an attention-getting ploy, SB is dangerously close to becoming
‘the new Jen’ showing up on telly every other day espousing her
Her final position on the furore: "Tis a great pic though." Not really.
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