No, "Bob" is not that cretin Peter Mandelson, but an old acquaintance from university who I had a bad falling out with over the company they kept at the time. I won't write anymore about that because it's not fair to talk about "Bob Dole" behind their back without their prior consent. Regardless of the past (and although I was right about the pitfalls I warned "Bob" to avoid), I still regret both the falling out and my own stridency, which though well-meaning was a violation of Bob's right to make their own decisions, whether they be good or bad. All I can do about that is apologise.
If you read this "Bob", happy birthday kid and I hope you enjoy the image below, it should right up your street.