We arrived home from Italy yesterday to find Brian Mulroney testifying on Parliament Hill. Once I turned on the television I couldn’t turn it off: it was compelling television, both because of Mulroney’s skilled rhetoric and because of the questioning (and sometimes goading) he received from the members.
The most amazing thing about Mulroney’s testimony is that by the end of it he had me thinking that it was the most normal thing in the world to have $225,000 in cash squirreled away in safe deposit boxes, cash that doesn’t get income tax paid on it until the heat is on five years later.
It’s only on sober second thought that the craziness of it all bubbles to the top.
If you have an opportunity to watch the video, I recommend it: you’ll learn a lot about how to win friends and influence people.