A conversation as imagined, based on an ABC story:
Jackqui Burke: Hello?
ABC Hack: Jacqui, it’s the ABC here.
JB: Oh, Oh, Oh, I’m so glad you’ve called, does this mean I get to be on the radio?
AH: Well that depends Jacqui, we need some comment so we can help along another story kicking P-Plate drivers.
JB: Well you know me, I’ll say anything to get on the radio!
AH: Well here’s the thing Jacqui the NRMA in NSW want to change the law so that young drivers can lose their licence if they pick up a single demerit point. You know, catch them 10k over the speed limit and totally banjo their lives.
JB: A knee jerk draconian measure that discriminates against young people! I think that’s grand! That’s exactly what the Liberal Party is all about! Where do I get on the bandwagon! Oh, wait, I haven’t actually looked at this or formed any sort of sensible policy on the subject… How about I just say how brilliant the NRMA are and make generally supportive noises?
AH: Sure, that works for us!
I’m just guessing of course.