February 22, 2006

POLITICS IS TRANSITORY, THE MONARCHY ETERNAL:

Politicians never learn anything, laments Charles (Caroline Davies, 23/02/2006, Daily Telegraph)

"But they are all in such a hurry, so never really learn about anything. Then they take decisions based on market research and focus groups, on the papers produced by advisers and civil servants, none of whom will have experienced what it is they are taking decisions about."

Posted by Orrin Judd at February 22, 2006 10:59 PM
Comments

Yeah, and if they're judged lacking, they're booted out at the earliest opportunity.

Can't say the same about the mediocrities in the Royal Family.

Posted by: Ali Choudhury at February 23, 2006 6:07 AM

Ali:

The Democrats were in power here for 70 years.

Posted by: oj at February 23, 2006 7:58 AM

Key word being "were".

Posted by: Ali Choudhury at February 23, 2006 8:22 AM

Making "earliest" non-functional.

Posted by: oj at February 23, 2006 8:26 AM

OJ,

The Democrats weren't judged lacking.

Posted by: Brandon at February 23, 2006 8:52 AM

Brandon:

Thus the need for a monarchy.

Posted by: oj at February 23, 2006 10:06 AM

How can you argue once you've seen how well it's worked out for Swaziland?

Posted by: Annoying Old Guy at February 23, 2006 10:31 AM

AOG:

Yes, absolute monarchy doesn't work. The monarch should have a veto on treaties, legislation and court rulings and the power to call elections.

Posted by: oj at February 23, 2006 10:36 AM
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