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Still no apology from Robin Tennant-Wood

By 25 January 2013 15

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There’s been some water under the bridge since 21 October 2012 when UC academic and vaunted electoral expert Assistant Professor in the Discipline of Government at the University of Canberra Robin Tennant-Wood called me a bozo for questioning her “official” prediction that the ACT Legislative Assembly would have an 8-7-2 split following the ACT election.

As history, and the actual real official announcement, shows the result came out 8-8-1.

It started with this:

It went on like this:

To prove her point she sent a link which was password protected, making it a bit difficult to see her point, and as it was to the UC domain probably wasn’t official.

And ended with my reasonable questions earning the unexpected sobriquet of “bozo”.

The actual, official, results were published on 27 October.

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15 Responses to Still no apology from Robin Tennant-Wood
#1
Jethro5:09 pm, 25 Jan 13

Been stewing on this for a while, hey JB?

#2
johnboy5:12 pm, 25 Jan 13

At the time I thought I’d wait for the official announcement.

And then I just forgot about it until I was reading David Thorne’s book today.

I’m no David Thorne, but I thought it would be of interest to readers.

#3
Masquara5:38 pm, 25 Jan 13

Godda say that with the origin of the word “bozo” described in an early google hit as an American term meaning “muscular, low IQ male” then … not so much …. on both counts …. : )

#4
bundah6:00 pm, 25 Jan 13

Perhaps we should turn to Bill Oddie to give us his take on rockin Robin?

http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p007yg80

#5
Pork Hunt6:27 pm, 25 Jan 13

Just looking at the time stamps on those tweets. Were you guys out partying with Antony Green or something?

#6
milkman9:00 pm, 25 Jan 13

Wow. Petty much?

#7
HiddenDragon9:23 pm, 25 Jan 13

“Bozo”!? – oh dear (reaches for smelling salts and Regency lady fan) – I suppose this sort of public outrage is only to be expected when you go turning colleges of advanced education into universities.

Mind you, if it had gotten really vicious, a la the RiotAct, the hyphenated prof. might have lamented the fact that you’re allowed to vote.

#8
Tetranitrate9:38 pm, 25 Jan 13

Pork Hunt said :

Just looking at the time stamps on those tweets. Were you guys out partying with Antony Green or something?

My guess would be that those time stamps aren’t based on Australian Eastern Standard Time.

#9
Diggety10:27 pm, 25 Jan 13

http://theconversation.edu.au/search?q=robin+tennant-wood

1. Explains the over enthusiasm to call for the greens.
2. Allows an insight into research bias from a practising academic.

#10
Diggety10:26 am, 26 Jan 13

Diggety said :

http://theconversation.edu.au/search?q=robin+tennant-wood

1. Explains the over enthusiasm to call for the greens.
2. Allows an insight into research bias from a practising academic.

Perhaps a little harsh on the 2nd point but there is a glowing trend there.

#11
PantsMan10:27 am, 26 Jan 13

Diggety said :

http://theconversation.edu.au/search?q=robin+tennant-wood

1. Explains the over enthusiasm to call for the greens.
2. Allows an insight into research bias from a practising academic.

+1

Is she receiving taxpayer money to advocate for her own personal political agenda?

#12
milkman12:17 pm, 26 Jan 13

PantsMan said :

Diggety said :

http://theconversation.edu.au/search?q=robin+tennant-wood

1. Explains the over enthusiasm to call for the greens.
2. Allows an insight into research bias from a practising academic.

+1

Is she receiving taxpayer money to advocate for her own personal political agenda?

Our pollies are…

#13
muscledude_oz1:17 pm, 26 Jan 13

Masquara said :

Godda say that with the origin of the word “bozo” described in an early google hit as an American term meaning “muscular, low IQ male” then … not so much …. on both counts …. : )

I always thought it came from Bozo the Clown, a character on US TV in the 1960s.

#14
Sideshowmatt1232:23 pm, 26 Jan 13

Keep the RiotACT looking outward, towards Canberra.

#15
Here_and_Now10:07 am, 05 Feb 13

milkman said :

Wow. Petty much?

Figure it’s JB’s site, he’s allowed the odd vent.

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