"I felt every imagined slight or slur with the intensity of a sledgehammer coming down on an ant" I hate watching our president, a man who should command respect as the highest officer in the land, a man who should be above schoolgirl politics.And yet, he appears on television, smirking and mocking his critics, mimicking people who question his often crooked shenanigans.But this week, his performance during question time in Parliament was the proverbial cherry.Defensive. Barely concealed anger. Mockery. It really was the behaviour of a surly teenager, truculent and relentlessly shifty.It took me back to school.Rabia was not a nice girl. She was taller than most of the children in our Standard Six class – both girls and boys.Poor Rabia. She was not an attractive girl. At 12 she had already sprouted breasts and a moustache on her upper lip, lips she licked constantly, frequently darting her tongue in and out of her mouth.With her reptilian hooded eyes and her darting tongue she looked...

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