Bush and Blair at the UN

Just been watching Bush and Blair speaking at the UN Security Council (clips on Newsnight for the next 24 hours, about 10-12 minutes in).

My God, Bush is an atrocious public speaker. He reads from his notes, he gabbles, he hesitates, he mumbles. I’m glad I’m not his translator. Compare that with Blair – still reading, but using his notes intermittently, speaking forcefully. World of difference. Now, who’s the leader of the free world again?