Suffer the little children
WHY do politicians with forced, inane grins on their faces, insist upon being photographed with children in kindergartens, schools and hospitals during election campaigns?
What do these images conjure up in the eyes of the beholder; that politicians love children, that they value the opinions of children perhaps?
Children do not vote, their parents who struggle with the costs of living vote. So why then accost the children?
It is great when celebrities such as movie stars or sports personalities visit sick children in hospital.
The children, who, in many cases, actually know who their visitors are, are excited about these visits, which are valuable distractions from their ailments.
But strangers who are politicians on the hunt to simply feather their own nests?
Shouldn’t we in fact spare children from the indignities imposed upon them by complete strangers during elections? Crispin Walters, Chapel Hill