British Prime Minister David Cameron proudly exploited the birth of his fourth child with images that many are calling, “that Athena poster of the fit bloke holding a baby for the twenty-first century, if the fit bloke was a bit posh and a bit less fit”. Still grieving over the loss of his crowd-pleasing, mentally and physically retarded son Ivan, the arrival of the aptly named Florence Rose Endellion has given Cameron the opportunity to reconnect with the British public via crass sentimentality at a time when many were growing dissatisfied by the current coalition government.
Said Cameron on his Facebook page, “It is with uncontrollable glee that Samantha and I wish to announce the arrival of Florence into both our family and future public photo ops, where we may remind you all that we are just like you.”
Many think the release of the photos is simply a cynical means of distracting critics, despite the backing of several commentators who clicked the ‘like’ button. Rumours have even circulated that the birth was brought forwards in the hope that complications during labour might result in a suitable ‘Tiny Tim’ replacement filling the empty wheelchair space left by Ivan.
“Poppycock,” said one governmental spokesmen, on condition of anonymity. “The important point to take from all of this is that Cameron still has a working dick and Clegg can go suck it any time he likes.”