"If she rolls over, she'll smother him" - Raymond Chandler, 'The Big Sleep'.
If the quality of his acceptance speech was anything to go by, a reasonable man might have grounds to believe that John Bercow's election as Speaker was an outbreak of mass irony; constitutional performance art.
Those readers of a cast of mind morbid enough to try to get to grips with Mr. Bercow's thought processes can try a long article of mine that's now almost as old as he is. Can't guarantee that all the links still work, but it's a better class of timewaster.
And yes, the John Bercow who was elected Speaker yesterday would seem to be the very same John Bercow who, on July 4 2000, asked this question of Tony Blair -
"To ask the Prime Minister which Ministers attended the session of the Bilderberg Conference in Sintra entitled, How Durable is the Current Rosy Complexion of European Politics; and what (a) written and (b) oral report of the Bilderberg Conference was submitted to him. ".
Asking questions about Bilderberg in the House of Commons? Is the man a conspiracy theorist?