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Post No.69 (Goodness GRACE-ious)

January 24, 2012
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The best argument against democracy is a five-minute conversation with the average voter, said Winston Churchill. (He also said that “It is a good thing for an uneducated man to read books of quotations”)

I never write about politics in Malta because I don’t feel I have an objective or well-founded opinion; and it’s boring. I’m going to have to break my own rule today, however.

Yesterday’s Times of Malta told us that Grace Borg – that very reticent and unassuming paragon of womanhood – is standing for election on the Labour Party ticket. Now this isn’t a rant against or about the LP. I’d rather call it a rant against democracy.

How low can you go? Far be it for me to judge Grace Borg the person, but can anyone in his right mind think that she is suitable candidate material? To my mind she’s one of Malta’s more successful businesspersons – credit where it’s due – but that’s about all the pros there are to her public persona.

The public Grace Borg is brash, rude, ignorant, impulsive, self-serving … it’s the sort of attitude I’d include in a How not to be a politician pamphlet.

Election fever – which if truth be told – is misplaced as yet, has really gripped the nation. It’s been one-sided so far, though, with only one party trying to outdo itself on the outrageousness stakes. It has really raised the bar with Grace Borg.

She’ll be the first nail in Gonzi’s coffin … nail? Get it? Never mind …

Toodle – oo…

From → Misfires

One Comment
  1. Couldn’t have said it better Mr Scicluna !!

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