Thursday 26 April 2018

Politicians need to re-examine faith in backroom gurus

PS - Fay

Smoke-blowing is highly addictive. Five former Fine Gael aides are now working as PR advisers to the tobacco industry. They are, no doubt, delighted with the opportunity to market a product that boasts a more positive public image.

It's high time politicians re-examined the faith they invest in their backroom gurus. With notable exceptions, politicians are concerned with the common good.

Spin-doctors, by contrast, are salespeople. Today, they'll sell health reform; tomorrow, they'll sell cigarettes.

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