Well, I suppose some sort of history was made today.
With Diddy David jetting off to secure an agreement that Robertson's can once again use Obama's official portrait on its jars of "Golden Shred" the task of stepping up to the plate at the last Prime Minister's Question Time before the MP's depart for the summer holiday fell to Nick Clegg.
Who lost no time in declaring the iraq war illegal. God I bet that went down a bundle across the pond. Jeez I can hear it now, the Press Secretary covering the distance from "PR And Spin Central" to the Oval Office faster than Ben Johnson, yelling "Mister President Turn The God Damn TV To CNN ****NOW*****"
Which is almost certainly why long after Clegg stepped down from the box and went to pack his trunk for his "hols", Number Ten issued a special press notice making a few small points about what he said. Including a few about his ideas on the war being his PERSONAL ideas and no-one else's. Well not until AFTER the whitewash commission has finished sanctifying and beatifying all involved and giving them papal immunity to boot.
And to cap that, it seems "senior tory figures" have poured cold water on Vince Cable's idea that graduates should be specially taxed - that's over and above the 40% or more the ones who manage to get jobs will be taxed by virtue of their salaries exceeding the average - to pay for tuition fees.
I can't work out if the retraction was done because of Lib Dem demands for Cable's blood on the pavement and balls strung from a lamp post after the Lib Dem Manifesto said "Read My Lips No Tuition Fees", or because Diddy Dave decided the Eton Set would disembowel him for treason to his fraternity if he carried it out.
But it's a funny old world.
It has been almost ninety years since a Liberal Prime Minister addressed Parliament and the Nation from the Despatch Box. It is a fair bet that not a single person alive today could recall that event.
After Clegg's performance today it will probably be another ninety years before we see it happen again.
Last Updated ( Wednesday, 21 July 2010 19:23 )