Indeed, Master Cole is often talked about as a Bozo “Mini-Me”. So when it came to making a pointless gesture in defence of Bozo and his chief polecat Dominic Cummings, there was only one choice. And Cole has not disappointed, either in his willingness to go in to bat for a pointless cause, his greater willingness to spray his credibility up the nearest wall, or his ability to snatch defeat from the jaws of victory in the retelling.
Today’s Mail on Sunday front page is the result of Cole’s efforts. “As Cummings faces public fury and SECOND accusation of breaking lockdown, PM battles to save ally … BORIS: IT’S NOT LIKE HE WAS VISITING A LOVER”. Which brings us to another trait shared by Bozo and Master Cole: they are not as clever as they would like to think.the supporting article. “Boris Johnson has mounted a determined defence of his controversial aide Dominic Cummings for allegedly breaking lockdown rules while ill with coronavirus, telling allies: 'It's not like he was visiting a lover.’” Ri-i-i-ight. So Polecat Dom was OK to daub Covid-19 all over fuel pumps, service station kiosks and service area toilets, but as long as there was no screwing, it was OK.
Epidemiology not the strongest suit of Master Cole and his informant, is it? But go on, dig a little deeper. "Before the latest accusations of rule-breaking emerged, allies said Mr Johnson had 'thrown a protective ring' around his most senior lieutenant because he had a 'compelling case' for his trip … The PM told friends: 'Dominic acted within the guidance and was simply caring for his family. I now consider the matter closed.’” Like heck it is.
Worse, there has been no shortage of those pointing out that Bozo using that argument is, as the late John Smith might have put it, a bit rich, and especially after Jennifer Arcuri reappeared on the news agenda briefly last week. Johnson’s inability to keep his trousers zipped up is the stuff of legend in Westminster, and indeed everywhere he goes.
Even if it does make you the object of derision. No change there, then.