DIARY: ... and a high-profile spin doctor to the job market

To joy unconfined among the more imaginative sectors of the PR industry, Iraqi information minister Mohammed Saeed al-Sahaf appears to be out of a job.

Assuming unconfirmed reports of his suicide prove untrue, the man who made wild optimism a badge of pride for Iraqi spin doctors - 'the infidels are nowhere near the airport,' he claimed, as US marines played chase around Saddam International - would surely be an eye-catching hire.

'I understand al-Sahaf is now available on the recruitment scene,' says joint MD at Weber Shandwick's public affairs unit Jon Macleod, 'and that he is exciting a certain amount of interest among our less discerning competitors.

'Of course, we're not interested, but I do respect his ability to play a straight bat and to tell us unblinkingly that black is white.'

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