Refreshing honesty from a politician – Ferenc Gyurcsany, the Hungarian Prime Minister has admitted that his party not only lied in order to get elected, but had failed miserably while in office. Here’s what he had to say at a meeting with fellow Socialist MPs:
“There is not much choice. There is not, because we screwed up. Not a little, a lot. No European country has done something as boneheaded as we have.
“Evidently, we lied throughout the last year-and-a-half, two years. It was totally clear that what we are saying is not true.
“You cannot quote any significant government measure we can be proud of, other than at the end we managed to bring the government back from the brink. Nothing. If we have to give account to the country about what we did for four years, then what do we say?”
The Prime Minister has posted the entire transcript of the entire meeting on his own blog (in Hungarian, of course), a move which some cynics are claiming demonstrates that the PM himself was behind the leak.
So, good press for honesty, and for blogs, but not so good for Hungarian Socialists.