"I cannot tell a lie, it was I"
No, it's not Chinese whispers, it's not pass the parcel, and it's not about getting good advice. The main game of the Howard government seems to be ensuring ministers can deny they were actually told that the sky was falling down around them.
Brisbane blogger Phil posted a excerpt from a New Matilda article on how government ministers are or aren't given information in the business of government:
From children overboard to AWB and all stops between, John Howard and his ministers have been accused of perfecting the art of not being told what they don't want to know. Now a former insider has spilled the beans on how it happens.Go take a look. Thanks to David for the tip.
By the way, do you know the source of the quote in this post's title?