Anonymous has left a new comment on your post "Oh Dear, what can the matter be?":
You're more thin-skinned than you'd
have many to believe.
The idea that politicians are thick -skinned and don't bleed when pricked comes from an on-looker's view.
Because they cannot imagine how they would endure , they conclude politicians are insensitive.
Nothing could be further from the truth.
I know of no group more keenly attuned to negative vibes.
That's why the blog is such a comfort.
No longer are politicians completely at the mercy of the known opinion-makers ..
There are obvious risks.
Writing without reservation reveals one's soul.All warts and imperfections of one 's character are exposed.
Contradictions are spotted immediately. Any attempt at deceit or subterfuge are easily identifiable.
Enemies lie in wait, ready to pounce.In the wee small hours of the morning when effects of medication has run out.or the final glass raised. Abuse sprays forth like the proverbial organic matter
making contact with the fan.
If one can't be accused of anything else,one is accused of being pure as the driven snow.
A thick skin is not the essential for politics. .
The essential a robust sense of humour, a realistic view of one's place in the scheme of things and a love of humanity with all our failings
All very human qualities, relatively easy to find, .