Thursday, 20 July 2006

What Brash should have said about the Brethren

When challenged about the Brethren joining his campaign, Brash should have rejected the implied collectivism of lumping all the supporters of a campaign together as ideologically identical, and said exactly what Ronald Reagan said in similar circumstances:
"When people join my campaign, they are supporting me; I am not necessarily supporting them."
Of course, this advice is a little late for the most recent election, but as it came up in Parliament again yesterday, it may come in useful for someone.

TAGS: Quotes, Politics-National, Politics-NZ

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