Election 07 – It’s over

Joe Canberran 25 November 2007 61

It’s over and I’m hungover like a really hung over thing after going to the Electionalia which was after a hard day handing out how to vote cards.

For those interested Humphries retained his senate seat (see the aec website for senate results here).

Oh and Labor won EVERYWHERE else, in the ACT and the rest of the country.

Now I’m going back to bed.


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Deadmandrinking Deadmandrinking 3:10 pm 29 Nov 07

Urk. Good luck liberals…….not….

Mr Evil Mr Evil 2:08 pm 29 Nov 07
Skidbladnir Skidbladnir 9:21 am 29 Nov 07

I propose we -don’t- put Departmental gossip on a site that regularly draws hits from Google. :\

ant ant 9:53 pm 28 Nov 07

Sooooo, which Departmental Secretaries will go? Let’s hear the scuttlebutt! Our dep’t is busying itself to find the required savings and staff cuts. No rumours yet of where they’ll happen or how.

Thumper Thumper 2:54 pm 28 Nov 07

Indeed, how much can a panda bear?

Gungahlin Al Gungahlin Al 2:49 pm 28 Nov 07

Whole department just got a “thanks and see ya later and I’m still convinced we were right” email from one outgoing minister. Nice sentiment, but it didn’t extend to actually taking a walk around here while in office – or is that too naive of me to expect that sort of behaviour?

And GnT: Costello didn’t want leadership of the Liberals, he wanted leadership of the country – and served up on a platter at that. There’s a big difference…

At least we’ll never now have to face the prospect of an “Abbott and Costello” show – that would have been more international cringe than even I could bear…

GnT GnT 1:23 pm 28 Nov 07

Costello doesn’t want to be leader of the opposition because he wants more time with his family. How much time did he think he was going to get with them as PM? Seems like he didn’t get the part he wanted so he’s taking his bat and ball and going home.

I hope Turnbull gets it over Abbott – at least he’s a republican, so we might finally let go of a sexist, elitist un-Australian system.

Mr Evil Mr Evil 12:36 pm 28 Nov 07

“Its a ‘dwarf planet’.”

Now you’re just getting picky! 🙂

Isn’t the term “dwarf” discriminatory: shouldn’t it be “vertically challenged” instead? 🙂

Skidbladnir Skidbladnir 10:30 am 28 Nov 07

Pluto is not a planet, nor a moon, or an imperial space station.

Its a ‘dwarf planet’.

Mr Evil Mr Evil 10:17 am 28 Nov 07

“@Mr Evil: Pluto is not a planet.”

Yeah, I know – some nerds have ruined it for us all – but to me Pluto will always be a planet, not a moon. 🙂

Skidbladnir Skidbladnir 10:04 am 28 Nov 07

@Mr Evil: Pluto is not a planet.

Joe Canberran Joe Canberran 9:53 am 28 Nov 07

An interesting take on Turnbull over on Cricky here

Mr Evil Mr Evil 9:47 am 28 Nov 07

“Turnbull has an ego the size of a planet….”

Yeah, but which planet: Pluto or Jupiter – there’s a big difference!

The Republican Movement will be excited if he is selected as Liberal leader.

Thumper Thumper 9:28 am 28 Nov 07

Turnbull has an ego the size of a planet….

toriness toriness 9:15 am 28 Nov 07

i am revelling in the post-election liberal party bitter bickering and implosion!

and ant, agree with your earlier comment – i loved keating too and also don’t understand the general hatred of costello. i like turnbull’s style too. to be honest, i think the smarminess in them all appeals to the smarminess in me 🙂

caf caf 3:11 pm 27 Nov 07

If a week is a long time in politics, then 8 years is a lifetime.

Gungahlin Al Gungahlin Al 2:47 pm 27 Nov 07

AJ: acting opportunities aside, my crystal ball-gazing still says Maxine will be the one.

I’m picturing Rudd winning the next 2 elections and having the staying power for 8 years all up. I’d agreed Maxine will likely get a P/Sec job this time around to cut her teeth. Next term ministry.

The Greens will do OK with the balance of power, and their vote will grow next election as people realise they haven’t all got 2 heads, etc.

Meanwhile, Julia *may* prove a little bit too polarising for the top job. And I don’t know that too many Deputy PMs have actually become PMs in their own right…

Rudd does an orderly handover to Maxine around 2015 ready for the next election. Labor goes onto term 4 as a result of a lesson well learnt in 2007 about one individual not overstaying their welcome…

Anyway, that’s how I could see it panning out. Although the internet’s growing impact on shortening news cycles could tighten up the timeframe a bit.

It’s consigned to cyberspace now, to be dredged up then by the world’s first virtual nation-state Google in 2015 to prove my powers as an oracle.

Or not…

Thumper Thumper 2:23 pm 27 Nov 07

About third I think.

Caf and I have already discussed the Julie Bishop v Gilliard issue, albeit, very briefly.

astrojax astrojax 1:54 pm 27 Nov 07

actually, maxine is in no danger of becoming australia’s first female Pm – comrade rudd is off to bali for the COP in a week or so and comrade gillard will assume the mantle of PM – albeit acting – whilst he is away (and will subsequently do so on many occasions to come)

i’d rekkun maxine might get a parl sec gig, not a whole portfolio. rekkun julie bishop has a better chance at the title of first female PM in her own right before maxine… you heard it here first (or second… couldn’t be bothered to read all that guff above!) 😉

and i agree with mr kirk – srwtp gets my vote (why weren’t they running?? bastards!)

James-T-Kirk James-T-Kirk 11:39 am 27 Nov 07

“surely the reasoned approach would be to view what’s on offer by all then vote accordingly”

Hmmm – That would only work if you could be assured that they would do what they said. – There is *NO* integrity in politics any more. We live in a world of core/non-core promises. Even parties won’t take their members to task for misleading the house any more.

Vote (1) – Sun Ripened Warm Tomato Party.

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On a less cynical note – Go Labor!!

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