Ms. Reifenstahl, Der Spudder

Have you two met before?

All that is required is political will.

That word ‘all’ is, however, critical.

5 thoughts on “Ms. Reifenstahl, Der Spudder”

  1. ‘Political will’ is usually short hand for ‘removing lots of people in senior positions in the public sector whose views don’t accord’.

    He is a novice on these things, having never worked in the public sector.

    But he assumes such people are compliant and will vacate their posts happily, or undergo re-education. I haven’t met a senior public servant who fits that profile.

  2. Adrian said:
    “‘Political will’ is usually short hand for ‘removing lots of people in senior positions in the public sector whose views don’t accord’. ”

    Oh, doesn’t it usually mean removing property rights, legal protections and constitutional principles?

  3. So Much For Subtlety

    I doubt the two have ever met (or that he has even heard of her) for many reasons. Some of them boring and practical. But also because

    1. She has a clear fondness for hard men. Naked hard men by preference. Mostly, of course, Nazi Stormtroopers (what with her being a Nazi and all – and yes she was) but also Masaii warriors etc. Not blobs of gelatinous flab in suburbia, and

    2. She was talented.

    If they came close to meeting it was when she scraped something remarkably like him off her show.

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