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by | 9th, September 2004

‘AS the Oxford Dictionary Of Quotations shows, the soundbite is no new Labour invention.

The new Statue Of Cherie at Anorak Towers

The Independent has cast its eye over the latest offering of this homage to snippets of perceived wisdom and begins by telling readers that Cherie Blair has made her first foray into immortality.

These words may yet be carved beneath the statue of the unofficial First Lady that we here at Anorak are campaigning to have permanently erected on the spare fourth plinth on one corner of Trafalgar Square – so listen up.

(The statue, made entirely of pubic hair and toenail clippings and created by Tracey Emin, will show a likeness of Cherie getting stopped at a rail station by a ticket inspector.)

Her quote reads: ‘I am not Superwoman. The reality of my daily life is that I’m juggling a lot of balls in the air…and sometimes some of the balls get dropped.’

At which juncture Cherie takes a holiday.

But the point has been made – and her ball-juggling skills, or lack of them, are part of the official record.

And there is more than Cherie’s bons mots, and other icons of our age have had their say.

Like Andrew Gilligan, who tells future generations: ‘I have spoken to a British official who was involved in the presentation of the dossier. He said: ‘It was transformed in the week before it was published to make it sexier.”

But no mention is made of Dr Kelly’s famous ‘Why, Euan Blair, fancy seeing you in these secluded woods’ nor of the informed ramblings of Lords Hutton and Butler.

Those for another time…’

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