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Wednesday 28 August 2013

Great Advice For Political People

Here's the thing about spin - it keeps you moving in circles.  Progress, of course, isn't about repeating the wheel; it's about moving forward.  That's the challenge that faces the next generation of political people - how to break the cycle of cynicism we are living in now.
The best advice is nothing new - do unto others as you'd have them do unto you.
You won't always be doing yourself a short-term favour in staying true to yourself and bringing your conscience into partisan circles.  In fact, you may be ostracized and personally attacked for doing so.
They don't call it "public service" for nothing though, do they?  If more political people acted on principle, most of the messes they're in right now could have been avoided - and more energy and resources could have been spent on actually getting the people's work done.

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