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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.
dazzle43dazzle43 on December 3rd, 2009 09:12 am (UTC)
Oh god help me - how sad is it that I live in NSW & this is the FIRST I have heard of this? I admit 2 being woefully ambilavent about politics but this is fucking scary!!!!

MayB I should give up the good music & stop listening 2 triple j??? Nahh, aint gonna happen *whimpers*
blamebramptonblamebrampton on December 3rd, 2009 09:14 am (UTC)
Don't be too hard on yourself, the whole story developed this afternoon, and she only won about 40 minutes ago ;-)

Stick to Triple J, it hurts less.
dazzle43dazzle43 on December 3rd, 2009 10:18 am (UTC)
Well that makes me feel a 'tad' better :-)

MayB hubby & I should up the timeframe on the 'move 2 Tassie' plan that's been brewing, then at least we would have the excuse of 'being in the boonies' 4 missing out on stuff :-)

UR right - triple j makes everything bearable (thank god 4 a decent 'non commercial' radio station!!!) & the opera house is lurvely :-)

Njoy UR trip away from the insaneness of state politics :-)