"That’s another of the things that’s wrong with him: he’s afraid to try new things."
I think that's unfair to the Prime Minister. After all, I've never heard tales of Bonar Law or Lord Palmerston undergoing primal scream rebirthing therapy or wallowing in a Mexican mud-bath...
"The spiritual leader of the ceremony encouraged them "to feel at one with Mother Earth," the Times reported, and to "experience inner feelings and visions."
"The Blairs then moved around the outside of the pyramid, one façade at a time, praying first to the Mayan symbols of the sun and baby lizards, signifying spring and childhood. They then prayed to another wall, on which a bird was painted, representing adolescence, summer and freedom. One a third was a crab for maturity and autumn, and finally a serpent for winter and transformation..."
"...Before emerging from the pyramid, the Blairs were instructed to give voice to their hopes and fears (they said a prayer for world peace), and then undergo a "rebirth."
"This involved smearing one another with papaya and watermelon, then with mud from the Mayan jungle outside, the Times explained. "
"Finally, while exiting the womb-door of the pyramid, "the Blairs were told to scream out loud to signify the pain" of birth. They then walked hand-in-hand to the beach for a dip in the Caribbean..."
Credit where credit's due, I say. Churchill never had the guts to daub himself with his own feces and run naked through the streets of Cairo, shrieking obscene oaths while offering up supplication to Horus, son of Isis.
I wouldn't blink an eye if Jacques Chirac tried that, mind.
Nobody could accuse the Prime Minister of lacking impulsiveness, if you ask me. Just think, this is before we even discuss Tony's habit of starting wars for shits and giggles.
Bravo that man.