Wednesday, December 26, 2007

It's Only Just Occurred To Me That...

...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.

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