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Do We Want To Be Ruled By Mealy-Mouthed Careerists? [Apr. 9th, 2010|04:51 pm]
Tony Grist
I can see why Labour had to sack its Scottish candidate Stuart McLennan (twittering about how much you hate to visit your constituency is a little tactless) but does this mean that anyone with a colourful past (or a colourful blog) should forget about standing for elected office?  Because if it does, it's a shame. There's a certain type of politician who's a bit of buccaneer- farouche, risk taking, careless of causing offence- Lloyd George, for instance, Churchill, Mo Mowlam- and we need them in the mix.
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[User Picture]From: airstrip
2010-04-10 02:41 pm (UTC)
We've been having this problem in the US when it comes to judges and secretaries. Politics has gotten more robust due to polarisation.

You know "polarisation" gets a little red line? It's really frustrating but at least MS Word now accepts my use of the "'phrase'," as opposed to "'phrase,'" construction.
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[User Picture]From: poliphilo
2010-04-10 03:54 pm (UTC)
From what I read about American politics, "robust" is an understatement.
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[User Picture]From: airstrip
2010-04-10 06:46 pm (UTC)
True.

Let's say... "Romanesque".
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