Cameron and the Letterman ‘interview…’

I can’t believe I am saying this but… I think it was poor judgement by David Letterman to take the piss out of David Cameron on his show. He [Call me Dave] was presumably invited on to answer a few questions about his role… instead he was teased by Letterman by asking questions about English history.

OK…he didn’t do that well. But he is the PM, not an English History teacher.

I wonder how Americans would react to Rossy asking Obama a few low ballers in the hope of making him look stupid?

Knowing Americans…they would not be too happy.


I LOVED the DM’s attempt to ‘help Dave’ out with a few facts of their own…my personal fave was the revelation that the English Civil War was the ”only one in our history”…


War of the Roses anyone? OK perhaps more accurate to say a dynastic conflict… but… civil wars are countrymen v countrymen…yes?



2 responses to “Cameron and the Letterman ‘interview…’

  1. iDave did better than expected. Any guest on the Letterman show will understand that their role is to have the p*ss taken out of them. There is no doubt that David Cameron would know that and he acted accordingly. If he didn’t know that the English translation of Magna Carta was ‘Great Charter’ then I am Tom Cruise’s love child! Cameron knew exactly what he was doing and in ‘not knowing’ the translation, appeared to be ‘one of the ordinary fallible people’ and therefore more easily accepted. He was not as cynically correct as Tony Blair or as bufoonerish as Boris Johnson yet still managed a PR major prize.
    I would agree, however, with the lack of general knowledge of the average American, one of whom was convinved that Winston Churchill lived in Buckingham Palace with the Queen – and this was a senior US military officer! – which only goes to show that you can take the boy out of ignorance but you can’t always take the ignorance out of the boy.

  2. Just shows the lack of knowledge and research within the walls of Daily Mail HQ.
    Assuming by “English” we mean “British” or “UK” (that common American faux pas), we have The Jacobite Uprisings to go with Monmouth and goodness knows how many conflicts in Ireland and in the 12th-14th centuries.
    There is a very strong argument that the “American” War Of Independence was, in fact, a civil war.

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