Hypocrisy as a political pastime

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You need to see me laughing quietly in my corner as we prepare for the 2023 presidential election. The political debate has been built around where the next president should come from. I am having fun listening to certain people taking certain positions, completely forgetting — or pretending to forget — what they were saying before now. I have seen some people who campaigned for “power rotation” some years ago now saying where the next president comes from does not matter (they now say only “merit” matters). I have seen people who agitated for “merit” now saying the next president must come from a particular region. Let’s just say hypocrisy is the spice of politics.

People are allowed to change their minds, aren’t they? Maybe they believed in power rotation some years ago and have seen the light and are now more interested in “merit”. Perhaps those who preached “merit” in the past are now persuaded that power…

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