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State election 
22nd-Nov-2010 02:17 pm
Remember when voting this weekend that Ted Bailleau was Jeff Kennett's real estate agent when all the schools and other public facilities were sold off. Not sayin' that I like Nanny Brumby and co as an option, but voting should always start from the bottom with the most evil.
22nd-Nov-2010 03:32 am (UTC)
Remember, also, that unless you live around Broadmeadows or Hawthorn then you don't actually get to vote for either of them.
22nd-Nov-2010 03:33 am (UTC)
True :) I meant it as a guide to perhaps their leadership aims and style, but I wasn't explict
22nd-Nov-2010 05:34 am (UTC)
Also, which is more evil: being director of a real estate company that is engaged to sell public property, or being the member of a government which has sold public property? Ted Baillieu has done the former, but John Brumby has done the latter.
22nd-Nov-2010 05:39 am (UTC)
Being the mate of the premier and selling public property off in what can only be described as a nepotistic arrangement, in huge volumes, and in a shortsighted way that is now coming back to bite everyone in the ass.

And then putting your hand up to take the same seat.

I'd say that's more evil.
22nd-Nov-2010 05:41 am (UTC)
I think what Brumby has done while in public office is worse than what Baillieu has done while in public office.

Of course, Baillieu hasn't been premier so hasn't had the opportunity to do as much evil.

Meh, what do I care? I vote Green :-P
22nd-Nov-2010 05:44 am (UTC)
Most of Labor's stuff has been a-grade stupid. The de-sal plant was borderline evil, combine it with dredging the bay and its been evil I think.

There's been an awful lot of kneejerking stupid - we need to do something, this is something, lets do it.

Me too, but, y'know, as much as I would love a green government, I REALLY don't want a Liberal one :)

22nd-Nov-2010 05:46 am (UTC)
I'm seriously considering preferencing the Libs above the Labs this time round, if only to tell Bronwyn Pike that Labor's latest round of education reforms are the stupidest fucking thing I've ever heard.
22nd-Nov-2010 05:52 am (UTC)
I'm averse to doing that - as stupid as some of the decisions are, our area is .3% toward Labor at the moment, and the local Labor person mostly has their head screwed on the right way (pro-choice, pro marriage equality, etc)
22nd-Nov-2010 05:54 am (UTC)
Bronwyn Pike also put me out of a job a few years ago when she was Health Minister. VENDETTA!
24th-Nov-2010 03:07 am (UTC) - State election
The Greens aren't a real alternative. Even their slogan 'My values haven't changed, but my vote has' concedes this. If you want idealistic but unachievable, vote Green. If you want practical left wing policies, vote labor.
The Greens disendorsing a candidate today for spruiking the Greens official energy policy instead of Greg Barber's personal one shows that they're riven with personal clashes and don't have a coherent message. Caught out saying one thing in inner-city Melbourne and another in the Country.
24th-Nov-2010 03:13 am (UTC) - Re: State election
HAHAH. Yes, labor. Left wing. All the social freedoms, and social economics. Like the HECS system, toll roads, the lack of marriage equality and solid denticare plans, the public/private school plans, the lack of return of funding to the university system, the "me too" policies on refugees...

the Labor party appears further socially right wing than Malcolm Fraser for fucks sake.

To quote John Clarke & Brian Dawe...
BD: But isn't free education a policy of the Labor party?
JC: It used to be.
BD: It used to be a policy?
JC: It used to be the Labor party.

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