Tuesday, April 30, 2013
Monday, April 29, 2013
Hollywood production lines rolled them out like turtles laying eggs.
What sticks in my mind are the immortal words uttered at peace conferences by the likes of Big Foot, Cochise, Crazy Horse, Geronimo, Sitting Bull and other Indian tribal chiefs, to the new arrivals to North America - "White Man speak with forked tongue".
It is true today as it was then.
Unfortunately, this could be said to apply to all politicians around the world.
It is said that 'looking for an honest politician is like looking for an honest burglar'.
Ronald Regan is quoted as saying "Politics is said to be the second oldest profession. I have come to realize that it bears a close resemblance to the first.
"If a politician isn't doing it to his wife, then he is doing it to his country" - Amy Grant.
And, from Aesop-- "We hang the petty thieves and appoint the great ones to public life".