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what a gaffe: Open letter to the cabinet

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This happened on my mothers local radio station.   He’s a happy little vegemite, that’s at least a good sign for a foreign minister sprooking a “once Australian” production.   Not that anyone will ask my opinion on the matter but for what it’s worth I think that the only “reasonable solution” (the time has passed for a “good” solution) is to have a challenge. Do it openly, loudly even. Plan it, book it in. Just have it. Have anyone whose name has been mooted by the media make a “real” statement as to status. Then you have two options, just two I figure. 1. Kevin wins,well ┬áso that the […]

I hate to say I told you so

But ….. Have a look Poor Julia We Aussies are good( the politicians at least) at putting women in the top jobs when there is a likely loss looming Possibly Related Posts: Just quietly Me again Best intention So, Why? aka meet the other blog in my life Awww

one take on the polls today

In the words of one of the commentors: This is probably the most succinct, accurate? and hilarious summary? of the campaign. The apathy I heard and saw today while waiting after completing my own vote was heartbreaking and especially sad given the apparent closeness of the expected outcome. I would normally have expected a close election to fascinate more than bore. But still there were people more interested in finding out if they’d get fined for not voting because <insert excuse here> than in exercising a democratic right only afforded once every three or so years, despite their influence on our lives. It certainly wasn’t an awe inspiring campaign but […]

Oh julia

I want to believe that our first female PM can be reelected but I don’t know. We Aussies are good( the politicians at least) at putting women in the top jobs when there is a likely loss looming. Sacrificial lamb mentality. Possibly Related Posts: Tuesday tidbit: wish I’d known True to our word. 6WS: election day As the dust settles Quote: may I be