...I've met lots of politicians in my life, and I've had some fairly in-depth conversations with quite a few.
Some were idiots, but I was struck by how confident and competent others were. To someone who gets much of their information from politician-hating internet loons, I was surprised by their intelligence, their wit and their candour.
And tonight it's occurred to me - of the impressive politicians I've met, I've never voted for any of them, and as good as never voted for their parties... and I like to think I'm a reasonably intelligent person.
This should bang a nail through the myth of the rational voter, and not before time.
And, Merry Christmas and that.