Monday, November 09, 2009
Gordon's Unfortunate Letter of Condolence
Maybe this is nit-picking by a rightwing newspaper, criticising a desperately busy man, but it does seem sensible not to send out letters of condolence which make matters worse rather than provide comfort. One thing which strikes me is Gordon's handwriting. Mine has never been good and I'm no graphologist, but I such an expert has interesting things to say about the character of someone who writes such tortured, cramped and indecipherable characters. If you check out the linked article, you'll find the thoughtful Sun has provided just such expert in the person of an Elaine Quigley. She concludes 'I think he means well but he winds himself up so much it comes out all wrong'. Too true Elaine.
I sympathise with Gordy on this issue actually. It shows a very decent and honourable streak in him. Unfortunately the way he has done it(ie the mistakes made and the manner the letter was presented), rather shows that he is just not PM calibre. The cynic in me says that a PM would be better spending his time ensuring that the Army has adequate resources, rather than commiserating with the mothers of soldiers killed(many because they didn't have the right equipment!).
No excuse for this, if you cannot write then type it, have it checked for god sake he has enough people sitting around doing sod all.
Tortured minds, then do not go to war.
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