He is a fawner
of office, deploying his miniature stature to meander past contours of power like a salamander slithers past the contour of darkness.
An ace fawner
himself, Barrymore's a control freak and master of manipulation who sucks in the weak and vulnerable to do his bidding.
Actually, it is an adjusted person, fawner
, pseudo-victim, so now--a pseudo-patriot who has changed and accepted the new power on the outside, but has remained alien and hostile to it on the inside.
The man is an arrogant, attention-seeking celebrity fawner
who, having failed to gain the role of "King of Scotland" and been unceremoniously rejected from his long-held safe seat, set off touring Europe selling himself as a celebrity.
He is a social climber, a cringer, a fawner
, a sycophant, a weathercock, a yes-man.
A sycophant, according to Dictionary.com, is a noun referring to a "self-seeking, servile flatterer; fawning parasite." Synonyms, it went on, include "toady, yes man, flunky, fawner