Wednesday, 19 May 2010

How to talk straight

Q: How do you know when a politician is lying?
A: When their lips move.

While Australia’s opposition leader Tony Abbott confesses he’s the very epitome of that joke, except maybe when he’s reading out something speechwriters have written for him, New Jersey governor Chris Christie tries to break that mould.

Do you think we could do with more straight talking like that here?  And maybe in Oz?

Wouldn’t it be refreshing if all the spinsters were sacked?

As the IndyPosted blog says of this.

“When Christie runs for  reelection, there will be no question of where he stood when he was in office. That is how you have a political debate, when opposing sides label their ideas honestly. That is why people are e mailing each other this video and urging them to watch it. Even if you disagree with Christie, it’s good drama.”

Sure is.

Meanwhile, Tony Abbot struggles with the Cretan paradox.

[Hat tip Canadian blog Small Dead Animals, which has the neat headline for it: The World Still Has Too Many Communications Directors ]

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