A leader to inspire
In these surreal days when ‘The Donald’ is sitting on the throne in the USA and poor Theresa is melting to a gooey, formless mess before our very eyes (with Andrea Leadsom ready to step into her Russell and Bromley kitten heels at any moment), it’s hard to think of a politician without raising an eyebrow in disbelief so high that my hairline disappears halfway down the back of my head.
So, you can imagine my surprise when I heard a story about Macron on the radio just now that made me laugh with joy. Not derision.
That’s why I’d like to share it with you.
When he was at school and he didn’t get the part in the play that he’d auditioned for, (no. He didn’t make a play for the drama teacher. Not then),he went off (and this shouldn’t come as a surprise when you think about it) and (yes, you know what’s coming) started his own drama group (see) so that he could perform the part that way.
So it might not seem much on the surface of it. I accept that. But a man who doesn’t see obstacles only solutions, well that’s something to celebrate. But even better is the fact that the solutions, when made, seem so obvious. So easy. But no one else came up with them. They still plugged away, trying to jump through the hoops, little thinking that it might be time for some new hoops.
And that’s what he’s done with En Marche.
Macron. At last. A politician to inspire. Achieving the seemingly impossible and making it seem oh so simple.
And the man can recite Molière.
What’s not to love?