Canberra – recriminations edition
As the Liberals take power, let the recriminations begin. There’ll be bloody hands monitoring the shredder in Spring St this morning.
The preference decision was key. When the Liberals decided not to go with the Greens, they not only got clear air, they made it a two horse race. And now we’ve got Ted.
This will make a few Canberrans very nervous this morning, particularly in the ALP. Victorian’s were the most progressive state in the Federal Poll, and while there’s a danger in inferring anything federally from State polls, we can say this.
The ALP admitted throughout the campaign that they weren’t too sure what they believed in. The Liberals stood for reducing crime. It’s pretty simple.
Parliament won’t be sitting this week. Which is good, cause we can all focus on rate rises, office sweeps, and silly hats.
And while Victorian’s get a day off tomorrow, the rest of the country will have to go to work and get drunk at lunchtime.
And while we’re on Victoria, the Premier may be going to the governor today to get the writs – but no one could give shit till after Cup Day.
Everything seems to be going backwards in Canberra this week.
The government is going backwards in the polls, the opposition’s fighting battles that have already been lost on the BER and the NBN, and Howard’s made a comeback, with an appearance on qanda tonight.
In terms of the polls, the Government is still losing support to the left and the right on the same issues – asylum seekers, environmental management and the war on Afghanistan still very unpopular.
So, it’s the first week of the new paradigm.
While the AFL GF has left everyone feeling a little flat, fans should consul themselves that one of the teams for next week’s game is not trying to destroy the MCG – as would appear to be happening in politics.
However it’s easy to see how after a bruising encounter, both teams could throw their hands up and declare the management a joke.
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