Cherie Blair to Media: "Goodbye, I Don't Think We'll Miss You."
Cherie Blair, wife of Britain’s outgoing Prime Minister Tony Blair leaves their official residence in central London, Wednesday June 27, 2007 for the last time. Tony Blair resigned as British leader Wednesday after a decade in power — heading for a new role in the Middle East as taciturn Treasury chief Gordon Brown prepared to succeed him. (AP Photo/Lefteris Pitarakis)
** The video is posted at the Downing Street Channel on YouTube HERE.
(Cherie’s parting shot comes at 1 minute 25 seconds into the video)
Nice! Cherie Blair gets in a nice parting shot at the British media as she left Downing Street today.
The Guardian reported:
Cherie Blair fired a parting shot at the media as she left Downing Street this afternoon by quipping: “Goodbye. I don’t think we’ll miss you.”
The prime minister’s wife risked souring an otherwise smooth and emotional round of farewells for Tony Blair by venting her feelings towards the broadcasters, photographers and reporters who have trailed her family closely for more than a decade.
After standing with her four children and silent husband on the steps of 10 Downing Street for a final photo opportunity, Mrs Blair turned straight to the television camera standing just feet away to give her final words as Britain’s “first lady”.
Clad in a fuchsia pink coat, Mrs Blair smiled and said to reporters: “Goodbye. I don’t think we’ll miss you.”
HotAir has video of the standing ovation Tony Blair received today on departing the House of Commons today.