The Diary can just about take being refused entry to the capital's more exclusive nightspots but it gives the ego a fair bruising to be told: “Your name's not on the list, you can't come in” when trying to get into the NAPF autumn conference.
To be fair to the NAPF, the thick blue line around the QE2 conference centre in Westminster last week was not protecting Terry Faulkner and co but George Dubya, who was laying a wreath at the cenotaph.
Sharpshooters on the roof of the NAPF conference has to be a first.
The weapons of mass disruption saw delegates thin on the ground inside the conference centre and forced into the melee of demonstrators on the outside.
One MM hack was stopped and searched by police after causing a panic by running towards the Bush motorcade to get a closer look.