Phil Quinn blogs:
Is this poor guy getting the worst political advice since someone told Napoleon to invade Russia in winter?
First, they are in such a rush to shunt him into Mana, his backers have appointed his replacement in the Labour leader’s office before he has even won the nomination. Next, they send him to a [meet] the candidate’s Q&A forum ill-prepared and underwhelming. Now the global PR strategy: ”Here’s an idea, Kris: the locals in Mana think you’re a fly-by-nighter and a carpetbagger — do as many interviews with foreign broadcasters as you can!”
I have given a lot of poorly conceived advice to politicians over the years, but — by and large — I was intoxicated at the time. What is their excuse?
Quinn’s post has me trying to think of what was the worst advice I ever gave while intoxicated? Sadly, I can’t recall 🙂