September 3, 2009
Gordon Brown Must Fight Back
Benedict Brogan, Daily Telegraph
You are the president of Zambia and a monkey has interrupted your press conference by urinating on your best jacket. It is too late to get out of the way, so what do you do? You look up, chuckle, and offer to serve the impudent creature to the opposition leader for lunch. Everyone laughs. And then two months later, when no one is looking, you have all the primates in your garden rounded up and deported to a far-away nature reserve. You see? Humour. Quick thinking. Then revenge.
I have no idea whether Rupiah Banda is an African Gladstone and his country benefits from having him in charge. But the story about his monkey business caught my eye yesterday because it seemed to illustrate the universal skills required for survival in the political jungle:...
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