Mitt, you see, finds England's Olympic atmosphere less regimentally satisfying than that of Salt Lake's imposed discipline. In fact, John Bull's mishandling of all this hubbub is downright "disconcerting," said Mitt, what with all those "stories about the private security firm not having enough people, the supposed strike of the immigration and customs officials — that obviously is not something which is encouraging."
Graciousness. Always graciousness.
British honor, however, is being upheld by David Cameron, whom I'm liking more by the minute, even if he is devastating Britain's once-imperial economy:
We are holding an Olympic Games in one of the busiest, most active, bustling cities anywhere in the world. Of course it’s easier if you hold an Olympic Games in the middle of nowhere.
Ouch. You brute. I love it. Beneath that debonair accent there lurks the tongue of a righteous serpent.