By Bernie Goldbach, content wrangler
I’ve been watching 10 Downing Street in real time, seeing parallels between a Reality TV President and an Entertainment Industry Prime Minister.
Max Boot in WaPo outlines some of the lessons learned.
The lessons of Johnson’s rise and fall are simple and old-fashioned: Don’t treat politics as a branch of the entertainment industry; it’s too serious for that. Knowledge and competence are important in leaders; their lack is not a virtue. And character counts above all: Someone who can’t be trusted to tell the truth can’t be trusted to govern.