Tony Blair's graveyard sound bite technique has finally been recognised by his opponents. He's to be rewarded in the next honours list, for his pioneering work, copied by all parties, for spinning in someone else's grave.
It was his ground breaking work during the death of Princess Diana that first brought his talent for grave-spin to public attention. As he bit his bottom lip, choked back non existent tears and lip synched a pre-recorded sound track scripted by Rasputin-like hench mentor Alistair Campbell, Blair sent the cadaver of Diana Princess of Wales into overdrive, creating a lasting legacy of spin that will be enjoyed by wonks of all political persuasions.
Now, with the death of Osama Bin Laden, we're reminded how skillfully Blair can hijack tragic events for the publicity purposes.
"What a tragedy Tony Blair wasn't Prime Minister in the age of Twitter," said one social media guru, "he's the best Twiterati this country never had."