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03 December 2009 @ 07:08 pm
Very short post ...  
... because I have 30,000 things to do and less than 48 hours to catch a plane, however, let me just say that for all of you who thought Australian politics had reached a nadir of stupidity the other day, the New South Wales ALP has taken up the challenge and is even as we speak holding a leadership ballot which could possibly install the most appalling parliamentarian in the state, the ghastly, grasping and greedy Kristina Keneally, as leader of New South Wales (the ALP is currently in power, for a given value of the word power).

I have been saying for some time that the only sane vote in the next State election is one handed to anyone but the ALP. If Keneally wins, I think I will actually start handing out flyers for Barry O'Farrell (the cardigan-wearing, very dull, very competent leader of the conservative Liberal Party) if he can hold the religious nuts in his party in check (fundamentalists -- *shudders* -- give me High Church traditionalists every time.)

ETA: Keneally has won. Well, at least the State government has in her a leader who perfectly represents its self-destructive self-interest. And people wonder why NSW is such a basket case in this otherwise buoyant country. Still, the Opera House is just lovely.
Cerise: SBGiveMeABreakwivern on December 3rd, 2009 08:32 am (UTC)
It's been one of those weeks that prove that pollies are the last people you'd want leading or managing anything.
blamebramptonblamebrampton on December 3rd, 2009 08:37 am (UTC)
There are some I am fine with: Kev, Julia, Malcolm, Judith Troeth, Barry O'Farrell, Verith Firth 95% of the time (5% of the time she turns into a factional hack) ...
Meredythmeredyth_13 on December 3rd, 2009 11:21 am (UTC)
You still include Malcolm on that list after Ute-gate?

blamebramptonblamebrampton on December 3rd, 2009 12:41 pm (UTC)
Yeah, I let Kev off the hook over his stripper trip ... I allow the occasional idiot personal moments in which the electorate aren't doomed :-)
Cerisewivern on December 4th, 2009 06:53 am (UTC)
Yeah, I guess. But I'm getting to the point where I don't trust any of them. *sigh*

I had never heard of your new Premier. She doesn't inspire confidence at first look, or listen.