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Rahul Baba Taking Time off to "think"

 
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 24, 2015 11:02 am    Post subject: Rahul Baba Taking Time off to "think" Reply with quote

http://www.nytimes.com/2015/02/24/world/asia/rahul-gandhi-presumed-heir-of-indian-party-requests-leave-of-absence.html?action=click&contentCollection=Asia%20Pacific&region=Footer&module=MoreInSection&pgtype=article

NEW DELHI — Rahul Gandhi, long expected to be the next leader of India’s beleaguered Congress Party, threw political commentators into fits of baffled speculation on Monday when party officials announced that he had requested a leave of absence because he wants time to think.

But first, he must learn to think.
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 24, 2015 6:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

There was an interesting blog post by DN's Capt. Gopi today - basically roasting Pappu for disappearing at all the crucial junctures.

Seriously though - he should really just resign and relax somewhere - why deal with the crowds and the expectations? Perhaps he's good at cooking or painting - let him pursue his hobbies/ passions, as clearly politics is not his forte.
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 24, 2015 10:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Nimish wrote:
Perhaps he's good at cooking or painting - let him pursue his hobbies/ passions, as clearly politics is not his forte.


He is supposedly a good pilot, just like his dad was. Holds a current CPL too.

I am sure EK, QR or EY will be happy to take him on, get him an endorsement on one of their big jets and let him stay. It will be a small return favour considering how much the former government, of which Rahul was a key part, did for them. He will probably even enjoy it more than playing politics.
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 24, 2015 11:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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He is supposedly a good pilot, just like his dad was. Holds a current CPL too.


I would not trust my life with him at the "wheel" - considering his IQ/ logical thinking/ focus on "women empowerment" and so on. I do hope he does not end up as a pilot - even a politician is a better option IMO!
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 26, 2015 9:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Nimish wrote:


I would not trust my life with him at the "wheel" - considering his IQ/ logical thinking/ focus on "women empowerment" and so on. I do hope he does not end up as a pilot - even a politician is a better option IMO!


They are not the same thing, are they? Take Rajiv Gandhi. His political, administrative acumen and his IQ left a lot to be desired, but he was an excellent pilot.
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 01, 2015 11:13 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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They are not the same thing, are they? Take Rajiv Gandhi. His political, administrative acumen and his IQ left a lot to be desired, but he was an excellent pilot.


Oh please - Rahul and Rajiv are leagues apart in the IQ department IMO!
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 03, 2015 7:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The_Goat wrote:
Nimish wrote:


I would not trust my life with him at the "wheel" - considering his IQ/ logical thinking/ focus on "women empowerment" and so on. I do hope he does not end up as a pilot - even a politician is a better option IMO!


They are not the same thing, are they? Take Rajiv Gandhi. His political, administrative acumen and his IQ left a lot to be desired, but he was an excellent pilot.

Wait a minute. RG was a good pilot FIRST, then became a politician. God knows what would have happened in the reverse case.

I hope RG Jr doesnt become a commercial pilot. I cant imagine him thinking about empowering the FBW to take decisions at crucial junctures .
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