Columns 6.8.2014 06:00 am

Giving politics a pretty face

Cliff Buchler.

Cliff Buchler.

There was a time in the distant past that had me dabbling in politics. Was even an office bearer at a local branch, sipping and supping with top politicos.

See, in my ignorance I believed through politics you can transform the world into a better place. How stupid is that? Came across a bumper sticker that aptly describes politicians: “Never have so few stolen so much from so many to achieve so little”.

On the other hand, had I entered the domain of the dirty I today would’ve reaped the material benefits for doing zilch. Snoozing on parliament’s back benches instead of suffering the stresses of newsroom deadlines.

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