"Cameron's a lightweight" (New Statesman, 12/4/2008):
On meeting Cameron, Obama was, according to diplomatic sources, "distinctly unimpressed", contrary to some reports (excitedly spun by the Conservatives) which suggested that the two men had formed an instant "bond". Instead, I have been told, Obama exclaimed of Cameron after their meeting: "What a lightweight!" He apparently also asked officials about Tory Euroscepticism. Soon, word about the rather awkward encounter between the two self-professed candidates of change made its way quietly round the upper echelons of Whitehall.
It's pretty funny that to hear Barack Obama (no publishing record, except two memoirs, despite 12 years as a law professor, no legislative record in four years in the Senate, no ideology, won the Dem nomination as a stealth candidate with support from netroots airheads and then ran on tax cuts and 'yes we can', main qualification: a naivete so massive that he can say 'hope' and 'change' with a straight face, then reassures the country by signalling he'll try continuity instead, without seeming to realize he's switching) call anyone a lightweight. If Obama's narcissism makes him diss foreign leaders, though, that's no laughing matter.