Is Tony Blair so much of a lap poodle that he's now adopted Bush's cronyism ways?
British Prime Minister Tony Blair yesterday suffered the humiliation of being questioned inside No 10 for almost two hours by Scotland Yard detectives investigating the "cash-for-honours" affair.
It is thought that he is the first serving prime minister to be interviewed by police as part of a criminal inquiry.
Despite the acute embarrassment, there was relief in Downing Street that he was not questioned under caution - which would have indicated that he was being treated as a potential suspect.
Mr Blair's official spokesman said it had always been expected that he would be interviewed at some stage in the inquiry, which centres on allegations that peerages were given as a reward to wealthy Labour Party donors.
However, Angus MacNeil, the Scottish National Party MP whose complaint triggered the investigation, warned that Mr Blair may not be out of the woods and could still face further questioning.
"This revelation will be shaking the very foundations of Westminster," he said. Read on...