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It shows him for what he is - an arrogant anti- Scottish blusterer.
Former House Speaker Gingrich, the multi-adulterous blusterer, has the brains but is disliked by many because of his colossal ego.
Enter, stage right, Lord Stevens, the former Commissioner of the Metropolitan Police, who accuses the former Home Secretary of being a blusterer who could not be trusted and who spread fibs about people.
Not blusterers and non-finishers of projects, but people who could be relied on to deliver the required outcome, under pressure, and when needed.
While that makes things all the more frightening for the story, it also sets up a chance at heroics for the very unplugged locals, who manage things far better than the technology-reliant military blusterers who come to town.
As a party, Labour needs to root out these ex-university self opinionated blusterers in favour of down to earth traditionalists who put the party and the grass root voter before themselves, something I believe none of the present candidates are capable of.
no end of blusterers, braggarts, windy, melodramatic, continually screaming in falsetto, a nuisance to These States, their own just as much as any; altogether the most impudent persons that have yet appeared in the history of lands, and with the most incredible successes, having pistol'd, bludgeoned, yelled and threatened America, the past twenty years into one long train of cowardly concessions, and still not through, but rather at the commencement.
In both cases, when the going got tough, the blusterers got out.
For they all have clout, economic clout which gives them political clout, and they are unlikely to be as patient or tolerant or democratic, as the authorities in this country, and give little succour to so-called human rights blusterers who go like Cyclops about their self deluding tasks.
The propaganda spewed by Netanyahu and Co echoes the same false warnings that the neo-conservative blusterers spread to justify attacking and occupying Iraq.
These posturers and blusterers wouldn't dare defy the will of Europe.
The beauty of the letters page is that anyone can have a go: the illogical, the bigoted, the blusterers and to quote from Auden: "The typed and the printed and the spelt all wrong.