[LMB] OT: Irony and past leaders, was Gregor

Helen Fenton hifenton at internode.on.net
Sun Dec 6 06:29:37 GMT 2015


> On 6 Dec 2015, at 5:30 AM, <mmjustus at mmjustus.com> <mmjustus at mmjustus.com> wrote:
> 
> Helen:
> You, Eric, have an almost Australian outlook on pollies. I once had my physiotherapist ( a very , very recent immigrant to Oz) ask me why all Aussies assumed that politicians were crooked regardless of their party . My response was that we assumed that because they all were in one way or another. She was surprised that we were never shocked when another political scandal hit the news - I said that we expected it so it didn't bother us too much.
> 
> I wonder where she was from.  Not from the U.S., or if so, at least not from my generation, if so.  As a child of Watergate, I automatically assume that anyone who actually wants to be in office shouldn't be there.  Makes voting a bit difficult, but that's the way it is.
> 
Aideen  was from the Republic of Ireland but she had lived and worked in London.


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