What is surprising is the word was used against the man who is currently the First Minister and the man who wants to pave the way so that the other man may be able to fill that role. Let's get it clear though the man who has spoken is Mohammed Al Fayed. Speaking of volunteering to be President Mr Al Fayed said as reported in full in the Metro:
"When you Scots have you Independence, I'm ready to be your president.
"You have been living in a coma for too long.
"It is time for you to wake up and detach yourself from the English and their terrible politicians. But I don't want this Alex Salmond. I asked to meet him but he refused. Salmond would be better off fishing for salmon than being a politician. He is a d*******."
Well of course the rant of Mr Al Fayed may well be a backlash to him not being given a UK passport after all these years. Maybe the fact that the expenses issues is making it harder for him to buy questions from MPs but he looks at how easily that other tycoon Donald Trump seems to be flashing the cash north of the border with envy.
Although he has also claimed that Scotland was founded by the Egyptian Princess Scota 3,600 years ago. That will come as a shock to many. But is also like a lot of Mr Al Fayed comments easily discredited as having no foundation in fact.