That, apparently, is the welcome that awaits David Mundell should he be foolish enough to draw attention to himself at the pre-election Conservative conference that opens in Perth today. The unattributed quote comes from a story by Angus Macleod in today's Times and follows the leak to the Daily Record of Mundell's critique of the Scottish Tories.
It's interesting to note that most of the criticism being directed at Mundell is around the fact that his thoughts found their way into the press - there's no tremendous dissent from the observations that he made (although they are almost a year old - if a 'day is a long time...'). To anyone who's observed the Scottish grassroots in action as well as watched the party in Holyrood the contention that there's a "simple lack of thinkers" and that the party "don't get" Cameron's repositioning shouldn't come as a tremendous surprise. David Mundell must be writing his thank you note to Patrick Mercer as we speak.
David also had a go at Annabelle Goldie's performance as leader - without wishing to comment on that either way and in case anyone missed it, Iain Dale highlights that one thing she's very good at is withering put downs. Responding to taunts from Jack McConnell about the leaked memo she retorted:
"The difference between the First Minister and me is that the internal memos of my party do not end up in Scotland Yard."