Again with the fox, but REALLY about some extremely good advice Malciavelli Machiavelli had almost five hundred years ago about why it’s totally okay to ignore let’s say election promises when nothing good can possibly come of them.
You know, like for example a Bad Idea referendum that could *so easily* have been completely avoided.
I was going to say something about what does it say about us that Machiavelli wrote this five hundred years ago and we’re still falling for it, and then I realized that the guy saying it in front of the giant window with with the scarf and the hair? I’d believe anything he says…especially when he does that look-into-the-camera glare.
So yeah, charisma does carry the day – a lesson he was able to use to excellent effect in his Malcolm days when scruples were just those low-fat kettle chips.
Ask me how I know the Spirit of Malciavelli practically begs the camera as a certain silver fox strolls oh so casually across his London Eye pod with its panoramic view of Westminster and Whitehall.
Also, as the starting gun is fired for leadership contests for the government AND the opposition – and when’s the last time THAT happened at the same time? – the Spirit of Malciavelli would like to remind any and all prospective candidates that Tucker Pearson PR is uniquely qualified to assist their clients destroy themselvesdestroy their enemiesleak emails for either purpose achieve their goals regardless of which party they may belong to (since I’m pretty sure at this point Malcolm and Stewart hate them both pretty much equally.)
The bit of Who’s Afraid of Machiavelli that makes you wonder if Peter was hired for his Dramatic! Declaiming! OR if he was hired because he is after all an actual silver fox and the director felt the need to – in this instance – interpret Machiavelli completely literally.
Oh, wait – there’s no need to choose, is there? Since it can actually be BOTH things.