Friday, September 2, 2016

Great Answer to a TV Reporters Questions - This is a great lesson for all government officials.

General 'Sir Peter John Cosgrove', AK, MC (born 28 July 1947) is a retired senior Australian Army officer and currently the 26th the Governor-General of Australia











He was made a Knight of the Order of Australia.  
General Cosgrove was recently interviewed on TV by Leigh Sales a reporter from the ABC.

If you are a local government official do yourself a favor and take a moment and read his reply to the reporter question when she asked him about guns and children. My thought is this is probably one of the best replies given to a reporter.

Below is the portion of the interview between ABC journalist Leigh Sales and General Cosgrove - who was about to sponsor a Boy Scout Troop visiting his military Headquarters.

LEIGH SALES  (The reporter):

So, General Cosgrove, what things are you going to teach these young boys when they visit your base?

GEN. COSGROVE:

We're going to teach them climbing, canoeing, archery and shooting.

LEIGH SALES:

Shooting! That's a bit irresponsible, isn't it?

GEN. COSGROVE:

I don't see why, they'll be properly supervised on the rifle range.

LEIGH SALES:

Don't you admit that this is a terribly dangerous activity to be teaching children?

GEN. COSGROVE:

I don't see how. We will be teaching them proper rifle discipline before they even touch a firearm.

LEIGH SALES:

But aren't you equipping them to become violent killers.

GENERAL COSGROVE:

Well, Ma'am, you're equipped to be a prostitute, but you're not one, are you?




The broadcast went silent for 46 seconds and when it returned, the interview was over.

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