Monday, January 24, 2005

Why do you trust George Bush?

"Thank God George Bush is President!"

According to Rudy Guiliani at the RNC, these were his first thoughts on 9/11.

Why?

This has nothing to do with George Bush - why would anyone ever trust or believe an individual politician?

They have one goal : re-election. Not "the public interest", "moral values", "business-friendly environment", "labour", "good jobs", "poverty", etc.

One goal: RE-ELECTION

A politician will bring you benefits or support your position ONLY IF it benefits him or her.

If you support those same positions - great, you have goal alignment.

BUT YOU CAN'T FORGET - RE-ELECTION IS THE GOAL!

A politician will change their position the minute it is necessary for re-election. They cannot be trusted. EVER.

What I can't understand is why do people conveniently forget this when it applies to George Bush? There's almost a fervent adoration of him that goes beyond goal alignment.

The other thing I don't understand - why do you want a leader? The President, and any other politician, is your agent, your employee. They need to be responsive, not agenda-setting.

I don't get it - I don't understand this dynamic.

Please comment and help me out.

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