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DrewI am a thirty something married gay boy living in Sydney, almost on top of the gay scene but not in it! Why Sometimes blue?, because I love blue, but also I am sometimes blue :)
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Tuesday, November 20, 2007

Counting down the days

I have been relatively quiet n the issue of the upcoming Federal Election in Australia, mainly because I think my desires for a fairer more honest Government are well known.

I was chatting to a client about the election and ideologies of the respective political parties and it turned out that she lives in the electorate of Wentworth, which until recent times was a blue ribbon conservative seat. But with the electoral boundaries redrawn last year it's now very much a swinging seat.

The incumbent member is one of the 'chosen' ones in conservative politics and was tipped to potentially be a future Prime Minister. But he is in gave danger of losing his seat to the opposition.

But the conservatives have to show just how devious and cynical they are by starting a campaign saying his opposition is not a legal candidate.

How do you spell Florida?

It looks like this election may actually be lost and won, not by the great democratic choice of the people but by the courts.

I reckon it's going to be a nail biting finish and I reckon the conservative pollies will mount legal challenges on any grounds they can, after all they don't care what the people actually vote for or think...




At Wed Nov 21, 12:34:00 PM EST, Anonymous ultraBLUE said...

I don't think the current legal question is on the same scale of crapness as Florida. The worst that could happen here is have those electorates go to a by-election, thus prolonging the election campaign in those electorates. And chances are any by-election would heavily favour Labor because voters don't like being dicked around.

There's no chance here of people's votes being disregarded.


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