It Is Impossible For An Effective Political Leader To Tell The Truth All The Time.
GRE Analytical Writing - Issue Topics
"It is impossible for an effective political leader to tell the truth all the time. Complete honesty is not a useful virtue for a politician."
A political leader must keep looking over his shoulder all the time to see if the boys are still there.
If they aren't still there, he's no longer a political leader....
Politician:Honesty as Darkness:Ligh
To be an effective leader, a public official must maintain the highest ethical and moral standards.
Rule of Political Promises: Truth varies.
Truth varies. -- Rule of Political Promise
And upon all that are lovers of virtue, and dare trust in his Providence, and be quiet and go a-angling.
-- Izaak Walton (1593-1683) -- The Complete Angler, Part i, Chap. 21...
First Political Principle: No politician talks taxes during an election year.
The politician who steals is worse than a thief. He is a fool.
With the grand opportunities all around for a man with political pull, there's no excuse for stealin' a cent....
You can tell the whole truth to all of the people every time, and most won't listen.
Many will misunderstand, a few will comprehend what you are doing and ignore you, and one or two might even listen....