What a fall from grace. He's let his little bit of celebrity go to his head, sadly.
His decline seemed to start when he managed to get the Murdochs before the DCMS Select Committee. No doubt an impressive feat, but he was playing too much to the gallery and not the task at hand. Every time he asked a question, it's like his was imagining tense, brooding music building up behind him, and wondering who's going to play him in the straight-to-TV biopic they will make about his life in years to come.
Then there was the final Select Committee report in which Watson described as 'not being fit to run a run business'. This is Tom Watson - whose CV includes graduating from university, working for the Labour party, becoming an MP and.... that's it - telling the multi-billionaire owner of hundreds of individual business units, and the most recognised brands in the media, all across the globe that he doesn't know what he's doing. Tom Watson, lest we forget, is a 45 year old man who, by his own admission, spends his weekends sitting in his pants and playing Call of Duty.
And now this morning he's written a piece in the Guardian in which he has lost all sense of proportion and seems to think he's really very important indeed. Jeremy Hunt (in his role as Culture Secretary), wuite magnanimously I think, asked Watson to be an 'Olympic Ambassador' who would welcome foreign dignataries and that kind of thing. His reply: "My answer will be merci, Jeremy, but, as President Mitterrand once told the BBC about Disneyland, "ce n'est pas ma tasse de thé". It was a kind gesture but I will not be allowing myself to be appointed by you to anything. You may carry the title, but I will not give you the authority." Who the fuck does he think is?! I mean, REALLY?!
A shame, all in. He was doing well and no doubt played a part in being a level of media scrunity never before seen. But then he let it go to his head.
I would imagine Body_in_the_Thames still thinks he's cool, but surely no one can take Watson seriously any more?