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?


  1. "Which US politician?"

    Er... is this a trick question?

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

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

  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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