Wednesday, 21 February 2007
A NIGHTCAP FROM BEN
ben trovato has just found this little gem in a book of memoirs he's reading. The WW2 British Ambassador to the USA, the somewhat solemn former Foreign Secretary the Earl of Halifax [nicknamed the "Holy Fox"], was once asked to address a gathering of about 40 American mayors. In some dismay he said to his attache [who had a ready wit] "I've never seen so many mayors in my life. Whatever shall I say to them?" "Oh that's quite easy," was the reply, "just whinny like a stallion!"