Sunday, October 17, 2004

Political Honesty - A no win situation?

I recently took part in Question Time and one of the questions to panellists was whether we would prefer Bush or Kerry to win. It seemed like a fairly straightforward question and as the first question in the programme had been about honesty I gave a straightforward answer. Geoff Hoon and Liam Fox fudged with "we have to work with whoever is in power".
I don't think either of them answered the question.

I was somewhat surprised to read a letter in a local paper criticising me for not fudging the issue in a similar way.
It seems as if I am damned if I give a straightforward answer and damned if I don't. Sometimes I find the whole thing completely frustrating.