I read somewhere “The difference between a caricature and the caricatured ceases if the subject is a politician.”
It is so true. Let us read some recent statements of politicians.
Commonwealth Shames (ops sorry Games) mess led some Indian politicians to make a few unintelligent statements.
Sports Minister M S Gill had compared the Games to a typical Indian wedding — where there is chaos right until the groom arrives, but where things always work out well in the end. Neither CGG (Commonwealth Games Federation) CEO Hooper nor any other person found this statement appropriate. What was Mr. Gill thinking? His wedding?
As ‘The Anonymous From Morrisville’ pointed in my earlier post (7 Habits : Must Maintain), Lalit Bhanot, Games Organizing Committee Secretary General, says “These rooms are clean to both you and us. However, it may not appear so to some others. They want certain standards in hygiene and cleanliness which may differ from our perception.” Even Pakistani news media believes Lalit Bhanot has shamed India. The pictures on BBC site show horrifying conditions. Does Mr Lalit Mohan mean 'me' when he says ‘us’ ?
In an interview, Delhi Chief Minister cleverly refused to take any responsibility and says “The buck does not stop with me. I’m one of the cogs in the wheel. The wheel is moving. We are working in tandem now because it’s everybody’s game. It’s the country’s game.” Yes, it is county’s game but should not you take responsibilities for not acting right. Can we remove the broken cog please?
We think these statements are inane. Yes they are. However the most outrageous statement of the day is from Iranian President Ahmadinejad “Most people believe the U.S. government was behind the attacks of September 11, 2001.” He said that just few miles away from the site of attack. What is he aiming - Nobel Peace Prize?
With leader like these, where is the world going?