I’m sick of the dull, bureaucratic PR-speak that most politicians use. I’d like to see Chairman Rudd use some direct, more colourful language — not just mentioning Iced VoVos from time to time.
I’m currently reading Iron Kingdom: the rise and downfall of Prussia 1600-1947. There’s some fine examples of what I mean in these marginal notes written by King Frederick William I in government papers from the 1730s (p.78):
- Responding to a proposal that von Holtzendorf be sent to Denmark (presumably as an ambassador): “To gallows with Hotzedorff [sic] how dare you sujest me this rogue but as he’s a curr he’s good enough for the gallows go tell hym that.”
- Noting a report from Kuhlwein: “Kuhlwein is an idiott he can kis my arss.”
Now how should Kevin Rudd respond to some of the questions being asked of him in the media this week?
One Reply to “Bring back real government communication, I say!”
Go Prussia … !!!
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