There’s a comment that’s popped up on the #Dorries hashatg that merits a little clarification…
Beginning to think Louise Mensch is an #Dorries. Better clothes, similar relationship to reason.
Seems a bit harsh on Louise Mensch for reasons that are perhaps best explained by way of a couple of analogies.
As far as Mensch is concerned, my own impression is that her main problem is that she has a habit of putting her mouth into fifth gear while her brain is still idling in neutral, and that’s not that uncommon a problem amongst some backbench MP and other public figures – in fact its pretty much a prime qualification for a job on a daytime talk show.
Dorries, on the other hand, exemplifies the problems that arise when someone tries to run a Hummer-sized mouth with a 50cc brain.
In anatomical terms, its the difference between dropping a bollock and being a total dick.