Pope Benedict wows while Gordon Brown sleeps
If a picture speaks a thousand words, this juxtaposition is worth a thesis.
There is little more to be said. His Holiness is radiant and enthusing his audience; the epitome of courtesy and diplomacy. The Prime Minister is dull and patronising; and sufficiently discourteous to fall asleep during a UN meeting.
How one longs for a prime minister of standing, distinction, esteem, brilliance, influence...