LENGTH: 1,056 words
WORDS OF WARMUP NEEDED BEFORE HE LETS LOOSE: 545
TARGET: Nick Clegg and the Liberal Democrats
SOME HELLENIC ALLITERATION TO GET GOING: "they are not so much two-faced as positively polycephalous"
WHY BRITISH POLITICIAN VINCE CABLE IS NOT A 'SEMI-HOLY MAHATMA GANDHI OF BRITISH POLITICS': "Actually his most notable recommendation before the crisis was that Britain should join the euro--a move that would gravely have worsened our current position by leaving us in a Greek-style straitjacket."
YOUR MEALS, AS METAPHORS: "What crouton of substance did Clegg offer last Thursday, in the opaque minestrone of waffle?"
GETTING DOWN TO BUSINESS--THE LIBERAL DEMOCRATS, DEFINED: "They are a bunch of euro-loving road-hump fetishists who are attempting like some defective vacuum cleaner to suck and blow at the same time"
PARTING SIMILE: "The Lib Dems are everywhere today, like the orange spores of an exploded puffball."
CHALLENGE WE OFFER FOR BORIS JOHNSON: Having managed to work "Greek-style straitjacket," crouton, minestrone, "euro-loving road-hump fetishists," "orange spores," and puffball into a single opinion piece, to attempt to work them into a single sentence