A guest post:
For much of my life I have been following politics, sometimes more actively than others. At the moment I am on the sidelines, belonging to no party at all. This gives me freedom to comment.
We have had a few truthful politicians on all sides over the decades. They stand out in my memory and are people who have a belief and conviction. And when they are required to obfuscate, fib, or lie they are remarkably uncomfortable. In fact those few really truthful people can be quite uncomfortable to be around as they can appear judgemental and uncompromising. While they can be a pain, they are also a treasure worth celebrating as they are rare and special beasts. I can never quite decide whether they are naive, or don‚Äôt actually realise the havoc they can cause. Read more »