Wednesday, June 23, 2010

We live in public.

The Stanley McChrystal debacle today initially reminded me of the response to member of Indian parliament Shashi Tharoor's tweets about not wanting to travel "cattle class". Both were fairly stupid moves on their part, considering McChrystal's somewhat tense relationship with Obama, and Tharoor's with Congress over his level of austerity.

But the real issue here, I think, is about a the image our public figures have to cultivate for the public, and what happens when they reveal a bit too much.

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