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Andrew Leigh’s unusual correspondence [With Labor Leadership poll]

By johnboy - 24 February 2012 50

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Member for Fraser Andrew Leigh has tweeted about what he’s been getting in the mail in the runup to Monday morning’s Labor party leadership vote:

#respill corro: 800+ emails (mostly to all MPs), 100+ calls, 10+ letters, 1 dildo with rude message. Support evenly split, except last item.

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Andrew Leigh’s unusual correspondence [With Labor Leadership poll]
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artuoui 8:48 pm
24 Feb 12
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Since none of us get to vote on Monday, what’s with all the press conferences? Don’t the caucus have each other’s nos?

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yellowsnow 9:32 pm
24 Feb 12
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I suspect The Dildo is a vote for Wayne Swan

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I-filed 9:32 pm
24 Feb 12
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I heard on ABC that MPs across the country who back Rudd were reporting “even split” while the undecideds across the country (who had no incentive to misreport) were reporting 85 per cent pro Rudd. Methinks Mr Leigh is fibbing and his calls were running 85 per cent pro Rudd as well.

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Mr Evil 9:53 pm
24 Feb 12
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The dildo wasn’t named Rob Oakeshott, by any chance?

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2604 10:20 pm
24 Feb 12
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You know things are bad when even lefty economics correspondents like Jessica Irvine note that it’s a good thing that the executive government essentially plays no role in running the economy nowadays, to that the country can get on with business while this petty nonsense runs its course.

Of course, she’s bang on. Thank goodness Kevin Rudd never realised his vision of government being at the centre of the economy.

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LSWCHP 10:59 pm
24 Feb 12
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So, on the Labor side we have a choice between an arrogant self-obsessed backstabber, and an arrogant self-obsessed backstabber.

On the Liberal side we have Mr Abbott, about whom I cannot express an opinion, because just thinking about him causes my gorge to rise.

Lovely. Where’s paul Keating when you need him?

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Diggety 10:11 am
25 Feb 12
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2604 said :

You know things are bad when even lefty economics correspondents like Jessica Irvine note that it’s a good thing that the executive government essentially plays no role in running the economy nowadays, to that the country can get on with business while this petty nonsense runs its course.

Of course, she’s bang on. Thank goodness Kevin Rudd never realised his vision of government being at the centre of the economy.

+1

Governments govern best when they govern the least.

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BrassRazoo 12:18 pm
25 Feb 12
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Is there anyone who actually knows or has worked with or for Julia Gillard who has a bad thing to say about her? Anyone?

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BrassRazoo 1:21 pm
25 Feb 12
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Interesting observations from the SMH Letters Co-Editor – “Kevin Rudd’s supporters may claim he is popular with voters but that has not registered strongly in letters” and, if its letters inbox is any guide, “the front-runners would be Julia Gillard and Liberal MP Malcolm Turnbull.”

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johnboy 2:37 pm
25 Feb 12
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Letters to the editor are these days the domain of crazies and political staff

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Mr Evil 2:58 pm
25 Feb 12
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So, as of Monday, does this mean that we’ll all be hearing the catch-cry “Working Families” repeated over and over and over again?

I wonder who Peter Garrett’s backing for the big job?

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Thoroughly Smashed 2:59 pm
25 Feb 12
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Mr Evil said :

The dildo wasn’t named Rob Oakeshott, by any chance?

Rob Oakeshott’s fantastic, the way he has the gallery eating out of the palm of his hand at his windy press conferences, waiting for him to get to the (generally well-considered) point…

I am of the opinion that he is satirist who woke up one day to find himself in federal parliament, and decided to make the most of the opportunity while it lasts. It’ll be a terrible shame if he and Tony Windsor don’t survive the next federal election.

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BrassRazoo 3:44 pm
25 Feb 12
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“Letters to the editor are these days the domain of crazies and political staff”. That’s one possibility – but more likely you’d need to amend that to “halfway-literate crazies and political staff” to account for the puzzling lack of support in those pages for certain other political figures.

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Merle 4:03 pm
25 Feb 12
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BrassRazoo said :

Is there anyone who actually knows or has worked with or for Julia Gillard who has a bad thing to say about her? Anyone?

There is someone who knows and worked for her who doesn’t have many good things to say about her, yes. She even worked for him at one point.

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housebound 5:17 pm
25 Feb 12
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johnboy said :

Letters to the editor are these days the domain of crazies and political staff

Of course, nothing like posters on RA.

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