Neil Kinnock speaking about Gordon Brown yesterday:
The fact is Gordon, I remember nearly 30 years ago when he had the ladies swooning, when he was a very sort of saturnine young man, descending from Scotland and hugely attractive. The years have dealt quite kindly with him...
In case you're wondering what 'saturnine' means, here's google's definition:
- bitter or scornful; "the face was saturnine and swarthy, and the sensual lips...twisted with disdain"- Oscar Wilde
- dark: showing a brooding ill humor; "a dark scowl"; "the proverbially dour New England Puritan"; "a glum, hopeless shrug"; "he sat in moody silence"; "a morose and unsociable manner"; "a saturnine, almost misanthropic young genius"- Bruce Bliven; "a sour temper"; "a sullen crowd"