Saturday, July 12, 2008

Question for the weekend

H.L. Mencken once defined a demagogue as "one who will preach doctrines he knows to be untrue to men he knows to be idiots."

Which NZ politician does that best describe? Which US politician?


Blogger Jeff Perren said...

"Which US politician?"

Er... is this a trick question?

The answer, of course, is: damn near every one of them.

7/12/2008 03:54:00 pm  
Anonymous Sean F said...

Russel 'one L' Norman leaps to mind NZ side.

7/12/2008 04:09:00 pm  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Helen & Obama

(Winston doesn't count because
a) he's too devious to know he lies
b) he's too stupid to realise his voters are stupid.

7/13/2008 06:15:00 am  

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