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TORY bungler Iain Duncan Smith spent PS53million last year on private contractors and extra staff to rescue his benefits overhaul.
The headline read: "Bob the bungler blew TWO chances to save couple held by pirates.
Rather than the customary portrayal of a well-meaning bungler who led his men to a terrible fate, Lambert's Franklin isn't an explorer but an unrecognised martyr to the valuable but humdrum task of collecting magnetic data.
He was called idiot, clown, racist, snob, homophobe, bungler, boob.
Despite apparently convincing evidence otherwise, not everyone at Capital of Culture is a half-witted bungler.
But when the bungler staged a knife-point mugging soon after leaving a local police station his chances of success were slimmer than his build.
Put simply, President Bush is regarded as anathema to Canadians, an untrustworthy bungler who has wreaked havoc and mischief on the world stage," says EKOS president Frank Graves.
I always thought I was a painstaking editor, but George makes me look like a bungler.
For instance, Vidal's Jefferson is a brilliant but duplicitous empire-builder willing to undermine the Bill of Rights whenever it suits his purposes; and Vidal's Washington is a hopeless military bungler, who would have lost the Revolution but for the aid of the French, yet was a politician of surprising genius.
Task bungler Federico and Scouser marketing coordinator Scott escaped eviction along with Jon.
Perhaps Cohen's toughest case to make might be that Churchill was a superb war leader rather than a bungler.
Let me recommend Horace, who combined passion with a practical love for the snafu, who accepted the bungler, the perfectionist, the one who must have a pear-shaped glass with a narrow top for aromatic liquors, the two-faced, the evasive, the worried.