If there's one thing more calculated to wound than faint praise, it's overdone denial. As Mandy now tours the news studios and with feigned indignation repeats to millions of viewers who missed the Andrew Marr show that 'Gordon is not mad, not mad at all. Quite sane and getting on with the job.' you just know that the 'Gordon is mad' meme will now embed itself in the public's consciousness.
Nice one, Mandy.