You’re the Prime Minister of a small, remote South Pacific nation, and yesterday you went on breakfast morning radio and claimed that Al Qaeda were active in your country, thus justifying your new law reforming the state security services. You were roundly mocked on the TV news that night by both political editors. Do you:
- Console yourself with the fact that you’re like, twenty points ahead of your opponents in the polls and move on, or
- Reveal more details about this supposed security threat to the media, probably to TVNZ to teach Paddy Gower a lesson, thus opening yourself up to accusations that you’re disclosing secrets about ongoing operations for no reason other than personal embarrassment?