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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.
blamebramptonblamebrampton on December 3rd, 2009 08:50 am (UTC)
OMG YES! He totally wanted to just shriek: 'I CANNOT BELIEVE THE STUPIDITY!!!' And I agree wholeheartedly.

You may have a point with the S theory, though they've all improved in the original set ...
prone to mischieftreacle_tartlet on December 3rd, 2009 08:54 am (UTC)
Poor Kerry's been struggling to keep his serious face on this week, hasn't he?
*pats him*
blamebramptonblamebrampton on December 3rd, 2009 08:59 am (UTC)
OH GOD! 'The difficulty with governments is that they age at the same rate as dogs, and this government is now about 112 years old.' I LOVE THAT QUOTE! Prof Greg Craven is my new hero. He just compared the ALP to legwarmers ;-)

Poor Kerry. He tries to be a straight journo and the comedy erupts around him ...