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23 November 2009


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Private behaviours tell us more about a person's character than their public behaviours. Private behaviours when seen, show how us a persons motives, true beliefs and ethical standards. Private behaviours and public leadership are two things that cannot be artificially partitioned. That's because values in private life are basically the same values that are used in public life and in positions of power. Mike Rann's values drive his behaviour both in public life and private life.


I think Rann's biggest mistake, if the allegations prove to be true, is that he is denying the whole thing. In essence he is lying to the public which does nothing for his previous squeaky clean image.

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