Even the New Statesman has admitted it. Brown has emerged unscathed from the floods in a way that Blair would never have.
As they say in this week's editorial, " One can imagine the approbrium that would have been heaped upon Tony Blair had the floods occurred on his watch".
Just goes to show how different the acceptability of a Labour Prime Minister can be if he's simply given a fair crack of the whip. But I suppose fairness does not come into it when the knives are out for him.