Bagehot writes that the British coalition government is "an administration that is marked by tact":
In opposition Mr Cameron vowed that, were he to become prime minister, politics and government would not be "some demented branch of the entertainment industry". So far, he has been as good as his word. This seems to be a government that speaks up when it has something to say, but when it hasn't, or when keeping quiet is more sensible, it doesn't. It is both quiet and dramatic at the same time.
Can it last?
I sure hope so. That's a fantastic phrase, by the way, about politics as "some demented branch of the entertainment industry". Cameron has much more in common with Obama than he does with most of today's GOP leadership.