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:

Blogger Jeff Perren said...

"Which US politician?"

Er... is this a trick question?

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

12 Jul 2008, 15:54:00  
Anonymous Sean F said...

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

12 Jul 2008, 16:09:00  
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.

13 Jul 2008, 06:15:00  

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