It can't be easy being a first lady. You have to find the right balance between appearing the supportive wife and keeping enough distance from the political side of things. As Cherie Blair discovered when she mentioned that she believed in the power of crystals, you will get pilloried mercilessly as a flake if you say or do anything deemed unworthy of the wife of the elected representative.
Not so in Japan where the new first lady, Miyuki Hatoyama, announced that she was abducted by aliens as she slept one night and was whisked off in a triangular shaped UFO to Venus.
As a follow up to that bombshell she then passed on her breakfast-time habit of eating the centre piece of our Solar System, demonstrating how she tears pieces off an imaginary sun saying 'Yum, yum, yum. It gives me enormous energy. My husband has recently started doing that too."
She also makes her own clothes from hemp coffee bags and as demonstrated during the election campaign, can also do a very passable Moonwalk and claims to have known Tom Cruise in a previous life.
Yes, she is obviously a raving loonie but how much fun would she be to have around at the next meeting of World leaders which has lacked a seriously mad personality since Boris Yeltsin departed.
They can wheel out all plans to save the global economy that they want, all we want to hear about is what Mrs Hatoyama has been up to since the last time she updated us.
It's what we need, powerful world leaders with embarrassing spouses. I hope you are paying attention Sarah Brown, the bar has been set and we expect you to at least do some break dancing at the upcoming Labour Party Conference.