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Can Fraser get a Williams v. Williams, Baldie v. Baldie battle?

By johnboy 9 April 2010 22

Troy Williams

When I saw the ABC headline “Williams nominates for Fraser” I thought to myself “I wonder how long it will take for all the stickers on road signs to finally dissolve this time“.

Imagine my surprise to discover they weren’t talking about the Liberals’ Troy Williams but rather the ABC’s go to man on constitutional matters, academic George Williams (and he wants to run for Labor of course).

We can only hope Troy runs again for the Liberals.

The spectacle of two baldies on the ballot with the same name will possibly be the most interesting thing in Canberra for a federal election.

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Greenwitch 10:58 am 23 Apr 10

Anna Key said
“Interesting you said the best option. Clearly Stanhope is the best option, even if not a good one.”
Housebound said
“At any rate, they really should let us all vote on the preselection. Since we live in a safe ALP seat the real election will just be a formality.”

Between them, these two comments express the essence of the problem. If the current Assembly is filled with those you consider inadequate for the task, why is that? In a representative democracy there is no excuse for that. Get out there and put your hand up. I have more respect for my political opponents than for the disinterested and/or apathetic. If the available choices are poor, go give it a shot yourself. Trying and failing is better than not bothering at all.

Anyone who wants to have a say in any party’s pre-selection process just has to join the party. For a few dollars and attending three meetings in one year (or 6 over two years) you could all have had a vote in the current ALP pre-selection. Talking is great, as long as it leads to action.

TroyWilliams 1:19 pm 13 Apr 10

Hey guys

Not this time around sadly, I’m not even in the ACT and off to run the ADIA

Thanks for the comments all the same.


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