Monday, January 19, 2009

Going nowhere fast

'Friedman frequently uses a rhetorical technique that goes something like this: “I was in Dubai with the general counsel of BP last year, watching 500 Balinese textile workers get on a train, when suddenly I said to myself, ‘We need better headlights for our tri-plane.’” And off he goes.'

Its called the Grandad Simpson school of public discourse.

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