Brison borrowed from Da Vinci

Frank magazine has exposed Brison again, hoisting him by his own
petard.

Kaboom. We don’t like to steal Frank’s thunder usually [ go buy a copy-
or better yet get a subscription, they have a deal on just now!] but we can’t help mentioning the latest issue ( good til Oct 31, p.13) which refers to the article paeon written in Sept. by Roy MacGregor in the G&M. We commented on the article at the time.

In the MacGregor article Brison refers to a speech which he made to the 4H club when he was 12. Frank magazine googled the profound lines Brison attributed to himself  and  found that they were really written by Leonardo Da Vinci! [D__N Why didn’t we do that?] If his parents had known would they have been so impressed with his eloquence that they kept a copy “all these years”?

Did Brison really say he wrote these lines himself? MacGregor thought so.

Never let it be said Scott Brison lacks ambition. In elementary
school, he gave a speech to the local 4-H club that quoted, as
inspirational talks invariably do, the likes of Mark Twain and Will
Rogers, but where the most powerful words were his own.

“Iron rusts from disuse,” he said at 12 years of age. “Stagnant
water loses its purity. And inaction saps the vigour of the mind
. To be
successful one must be ready for hard work, must have integrity and
must have a good attitude. If you have the will to win, you’ve achieved half your success. If you don’t have the will to win, you’ve achieved half your failure.”

“I still believe in that now,” he said, smiling at the old speech his parents kept all these years.[Link]

What is fascinating to us is that Brison not only thought he could get away with it when he was 12  but that he thought he could get away with using it again with Roy MacGregor and the G&M readers!

This is a proud [very proud] Acadia DAL graduate and our representative to Parliament for Kings-Hants.

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