Wednesday, 20 April 2011

Thought for the day

It is often asked why the status of politicians has reached such a nadir and what can be done to improve the calibre of present and future candidates. It would appear that the answer is nothing:
"It is not in the nature of politics that the best men should be elected. The best men do not want to govern their fellowmen."
G.E. MacDonald

5 comments:

Oldrightie said...

A same but true.

Goodnight Vienna said...

Yes, sadly true. For govern read rule or control. Fhs, who wants to spend their life telling others what to do? Only politicians :-(

WitteringsfromWitney said...

OR: As you say.....

GV: Agreed and perhaps I should amend the title per your suggestion on Twitter - ie, Thought for every day.....

Bill Sticker said...

The answer must be to jail the winners of any election. They must have done something wrong.

WitteringsfromWitney said...

BS: Huh, hadn't thought of that - good idea.