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Margaret Reid left out in the cold as Zeddites go coitus interruptus

By johnboy - 1 March 2013 37

We’ve long suspected that part of the Zeddites’ cunning plans have been to *not* turn up to meetings where Pogos might get themselves some preselection rights on the basis that if there isn’t a quorum the meeting doesn’t count.

(Here in the bunker we are sticklers for Robert’s Rules of Order and consider anyone taken in by such a simple ruse to deserve what they get)

The Pogos, had they not been so pathetically complacent, should have seen this one coming months ago and mobilised long before nominations closed.

But as the jostling for a possible second bite at the cherry by the Pogos goes on we hear from a source that a Grand Old Lady of the Party has fallen casualty:

Zed’s Young Libs try last minute tactic to reduce voting rights.

The ACT Young Libs tonight abandoned (at the command of ????) their own meeting declaring it inquorate to outmanoeuvre members from the senior party to gain voting rights.

Sadly this brought about a casualty in Margaret Reid who was left outside the cancelled meeting after young Libs sent out the word by phone to pull out.

A sad day indeed. Zed’s dirty tricks campaign continues, one can only hope it is only a matter of time until he trips himself up.

When the first woman to be president of the Australian Senate is left out in the cold and the wet that’s one hell of a game of hardball.

What’s Your opinion?


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Margaret Reid left out in the cold as Zeddites go coitus interruptus
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johnboy 12:38 am
01 Mar 13
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Between this and the Liberal MLA’s no show for the unveiling of Sir Robert Menzies lakeside sculpture one begins to wonder what a Canberra Liberal is.

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johnboy 12:45 am
01 Mar 13
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A liberal insider I sent this story to replied in four letters beginning with s.

It’s going nuclear now.

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DrKoresh 12:49 am
01 Mar 13
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What a charming lot those young libs are.

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dpm 5:48 am
01 Mar 13
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What happened to ‘may the best man (person!) win’? It’s not that hard of a concept, surely?The canberra libs are looking worse by the day!

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Pork Hunt 6:00 am
01 Mar 13
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Funny if it goes to court and the decision is reserved until after the election…

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dungfungus 7:22 am
01 Mar 13
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One has to ask why was Margaret Reid attending a Young Liberals meeting in the first place and why didn’t she then attend the Tuggereanong meeting as most of the ones at the abandonded Young Liberals did?

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chewy14 8:01 am
01 Mar 13
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I find it amusing that the seemingly older and more experienced members have been completely out-manoeuvred by these young upstarts.

If you’re gonna play the game boy, you’ve gotta learn to play it right.

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Mysteryman 8:21 am
01 Mar 13
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Underhanded and disappointing. Much like knifing your leader in the back over a mining tax. It’s looking more and more like both sides of politics are shades of the same hue.

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Alderney 8:29 am
01 Mar 13
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None of these tactics are new to the Canberra Liberals, nor moreover to political party’s more generally.

My mail is Zed is f@!#$ed. His strategy will backfire and he’ll be looking for a new gig come next ACT election because the people of Tuggers will chuck him out.

His next adventure will most likely be a tome called ‘Zed Seselja – How to go from hero to zero quicker than Oscar Pistorius’.

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Affirmative Action M 8:47 am
01 Mar 13
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Why the excitement ?

All ACT senators have been time serving plodders only useful for openining school fetes. They whine when in opposition & never stand up for the ACT when in power.

Humphrey Bear or Dr Z its all the same.

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Madam Cholet 8:59 am
01 Mar 13
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Every time I hear the words ‘Young Liberals’, I wonder just why anyone would waste their youth on doing such a thing. I can slightly get my head around why someone might choose to join ‘Young Labor’, perhaps seeming like more of a cause to the passionate and headstrong young, but all I envisage when I think about Young Liberals, especially in this town (and having known some), is an obsequious and supercilious person.

I will say once more that Jeremy Hanson needs to watch his back. Zed may not be plotting and scheming himself, but plenty of his supporters are and he needs to very quickly distance himself.

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Tetranitrate 9:52 am
01 Mar 13
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Pulling quorum when they had a guest speaker? seriously?

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MsCheeky 10:04 am
01 Mar 13
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As an aside, many years ago I worked in the same Federal Government department as Gary Kent, chief pogophile. He is a man of short stature and had a tendency, as a junior ministerial staffer, to be quite demanding. He was known as The Little Kent.

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Dilandach 10:19 am
01 Mar 13
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Madam Cholet said :

Every time I hear the words ‘Young Liberals’, I wonder just why anyone would waste their youth on doing such a thing.

Because it comes down to a group of people that have the attitude of “Got mine, Flap you.”

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Alderney 10:49 am
01 Mar 13
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MsCheeky said :

As an aside, many years ago I worked in the same Federal Government department as Gary Kent, chief pogophile. He is a man of short stature and had a tendency, as a junior ministerial staffer, to be quite demanding. He was known as The Little Kent.

Now that’s cheeky.

Interesting to note that the Party has not really that long ago recovered from Gary Kent’s diobolical tenure as Party President. Now he’s Mr Moderate? Do leopards change their spots?

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