As the Liberal Democrats' popularity rises in the run-up to Britain's general election, some are resorting to ad hominem attacks on its leader.
Do comments like these sound familiar to Americans? "Lobbyist, MEP*, no proper job on CV, doesn't sound very new and fresh to me."
*An MEP is a delegate to the European Parliament, which, although it doesn't decide a great deal, is a perfectly respectable international body. (It is no less serious than the U.S. Senate, and certainly more prestigious than being a community organizer).