Jul 7, 2008

Herald On Political Consultants

A day after the Herald on Sunday questioned why hiring Crosby Textor is such a problem the Herald Editorial does the same. We agree fully with its conclusion

It will be obvious, anyway, when he uses the lines that only a professional in message control would prescribe. Ultimately, a leader worth his salt applies a grain of it to all the advice he commissions. The advice will be one consideration among many. It falls to him sometimes to balance tactical good sense against what he feels confident he can do. It is the capacity to take good advice and go beyond it when necessary that spells leadership.