Former British Prime Minister Tony Blair (wow, that’s a lot of capitalized words) is currently making the rounds in the States–promoting his book, doing the talk show/news show rounds, receiving big awards like the prestigious 2010 Liberty Medal.
People love him, people hate him, people feel weird about him. What do I think? I just feel disconcerted every time he walks onto the screen. I hear a newscaster say “Former PM Tony Blair,” and I fully expect to see Michael Sheen’s face. Instead, I get the real Tony, and find myself feeling cheated for a brief moment. That is all.