I beat everyone to the punch on this story, but Hadley and Simon do it more justice in today’s Guardian.
Hadley Freeman covers the (un)historic event with more detail and more humor.
And Simon Jenkins, as always, is more erudite and compelling:
Prior to writing novels, the author enjoyed a multifaceted career: from decorated combat aviator to advertising professional to global communications director of a major consumer brand. He has traveled the world and met sports, film and television stars, political leaders, and royalty. He graduated from Middlebury College, is married, lives in Germany, and has two grown children.