18 December 2013
Paddy (as we call him) says that is the way British parliamentarians are. If they are like that, ours can only be far worse. I once thought that the best description for politicians is: ‘Politicians are like a bunch of bananas. They hang together, they’re all yellow and there’s not a straight one amongst them.’
But what Paddy sends is far more appropriate for politicians anywhere in the world – evermore for ours. Read and look around and you’ll find this country crawling with post tortoises. For this enlightenment, don’t forget to say thank you to the good man Patrick Smethurst in old Blighty.
An elderly farmer was in the Emergency Ward having stitches put in his hand, due to an accident with a piece of machinery.
posted by Salman Rashid @ 12:30 AM,
- At December 18, 2013 at 12:45 PM, said...
We are the bananas who place the tortoise on the pole :-)
- At December 18, 2013 at 12:53 PM, Salman Rashid said...
Not far off the mark, Khalid Rahim. But are you the one from St Anthony's? Asad etc cousin?
- At December 18, 2013 at 5:55 PM, Nayyar Julian said...
Even bananas and tortoise are not as disappointing as our politicians. All of them.
- At December 19, 2013 at 2:47 PM, said...
It is very apt definition but irony is no one bothers. And secondly Tortoise are now wise enough to stay up there for ever. Let people keep talking
- At May 30, 2014 at 1:44 PM, said...
The definition is true to many big wigs in most of the institutions in Pakistan who are elevated there beyond their ability to function. Also true during military regimes btw.
- At May 30, 2014 at 3:11 PM, Salman Rashid said...
How could you ever imagine the military to be any better than the politicians or bureaucrats. It's incompetence all around.
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