It’s been a while (a year?) since I gave a TV interview—the al-Jazeera spots don’t count because the question is prepared long beforehand and I have had a day (or days) to get ready.
Yesterday, Nick Wang ﬁred a few good questions my way, not just on the Republic of China’s anniversary but about my political candidacy, for both Sky TV and state television over in Taiwan.
Folks, I must have done a few Sarah Palins: providing a single answer without taking intermediate breaths.
It’s funny what happens when the camera goes on. And you feel compelled to give an answer because you have been taught that it’s courteous.
I have to say that was the ﬁrst time I was interviewed with my political hat on, and it was a bit weird.
I think the last time I talked politics on TV I was making fun of Sen. John McCain in 2006. (Who knew he’d get the nomination?)
I can talk all I like about publishing, branding and typography (with or without breathing) but these were new waters for me. I know my patch, I know most of my party’s policies, I know what some voters are thinking in wanting a change from the one party called Labour–National, but I can’t tell you who the top 25 of each party’s list are.
Eeriely, I am campaigning on being an outsider, a reformer, and not part of the Wellington establishment.
And you know, I actually do have a record of being a maverick. Posted by Jack Yan, 05:39
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