Thursday, January 05, 2006

Kennedy and Churchill

The main story in the UK media atm is the admission by Charles Kennedy (Liberal) that he has a drinking problem and this is being treated by doctors. He is seeking re-election as party leader.

A drinking problem does not preclude someone from being a political leader. Churchill freely admitted his drinking habits and depression. When he was defeated it was on political not personal issues.

Kennedy however opposed the war and even marched with us against the war right up until the point at which it started. THAT is what he should be pilloried for, not his admission of a drinking problem.

That admission makes him more honest than a large number of politicians and 99 percent of the journalists who are hounding him!



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