Rory Sutherland Rory Sutherland

Healthy ridicule

This is a subject badly in need of healthy ridicule — and it’s happening at a festival in Ireland

Something I have long noticed is how, the moment they leave office, many politicians suddenly undergo a strange transformation where, overnight, they become much funnier, more likeable and intelligent. Two years after he had failed in his presidential bid, Bob Dole appeared on British television to comment on the American mid-term elections.

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