Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Rules of the Jungle.

I've always been in favour of politicians flexing their muscles. I've long thought that thrusting ambition is undervalued. Without its dynamism and the fluidity it spawns, politics becomes sclerotic and boring and out of touch. Lets compare politics with the jungle's rules that have enabled the lion to remain king. The head of the pride has to prove his strength on an annual basis. If his power wanes when the season is upon him, he is replaced by a more vibrant and hungry rival. Or he faces down his rival and claims the lionesses favours once again. And this is all done against a background of absolute commitment to the pride. That's why lions dominate the animal kingdom.

6 comments:

little red rooster said...

When people post like this you assume they've had one too many scoops. If not, then Glyn Davies is a very scary politician. A rogue lion indeed.

Anonymous said...

So - just to be clear...

What you're saying is that Jonathan should get his way, and NB's time is up?

Glyn Davies said...

LRR - I must be scary, because theonly scoop I'd had was on eof ice cream.

anon - You would be wrong to aassume any such thing. All I do think is that anyone who suffers from a touch of ambition is not to be criticised for it.

P-Man said...

... and at the end of the day the person to lead the Welsh Conservative Party must be up to the job - not just someone with flash 'style' or looks 'cool'.

Wales needs an experienced wily politician at the head of the WCP.

Politicians that have ambition but little else to offer, “should not apply”.

We are talking about the future of Wales.

Glyn Davies said...

P-man - Agreed. Ambition alone is not enough - but a bit of it is a good thing - in my opinion that is.

It's a load of croc said...

That often heard phrase, "Curiosity killed the cat".

IT'S A LIE!

Tis-was ambition that killed the cat, that ate the bird, that nibbled the spider ...