Saturday, 12 July 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?

3 comments:

  1. "Which US politician?"

    Er... is this a trick question?

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

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

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  3. 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.

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