It would be safe to assume that senior politicians come from a background of public speaking with perhaps some participation in debating or presenting information prior to any rise to fame.
JuLIAR was a lawyer
Rudd won an award for public speaking as a teenager
Abbott was a former journalist and press secretary
Howard was another early lawyer.
Why is it that they all interview extremely poorly, even apart from the obvious politician's trick of never answering the quesiton asked but answering the imagined question to give the spin you want?
I cringe every time I see Juliar or Abbott interviewed and wanted to break the television watching Juliar being interviewed by Oakes.
Who comes to mind as a particularly good or badly presenting senior Aussie politician?