I'll be Your Dog...
Does this exchange from Bush and Blair's press conference tell us anything about how long Blair intends to stay?
BUSH: Wait a minute.
BUSH: Back-to-back disses.
QUESTION: At least the beginning of the end of your particular special relationship. Will you miss the president? What will you miss about him?
And for the president, what will you miss about Tony Blair and what are you looking for in an eventual replacement?
BUSH: I'll miss those red ties is what I'll miss.
I'll say one thing. He can answer the question. Don't count him out; let me tell it to you that way. I know a man of resolve and vision and courage, and I -- my attitude is I want him to be here so long as I'm the president.
BLAIR: Well, what more can I say?
Probably not wise to say anything more at all.
You guys, come on. I want you to -- you're the British delegation; ask a few serious questions.
So we can be sure that as long as Dubya needs him, Tony will be on call to do his master's bidding...
I would have thought that this visit would be the ideal opportunity for Tony to pick up his Congressional Medal of Honour, not to do so must appear rude, but it would appear that once again, there is just not enough time...
Thanks to Kurt in the comments for correcting my obvious error.
Blair is getting a Congressional Gold Medal not the Congressional Medal of Honor. MoH is exclusively a military decoration awarded for slotting skinny blokes with straggly beards and cheap shell suits in Fallujah.