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Election Wrap – 2 October

By johnboy - 2 October 2008 32

Labor:

What’s this? A new green tinged independent? Or a Labor Minister?

The ALP is also rather proud of their latest animated TV ad.

Katy’s taking a swipe at the gaping hole where a Liberal Health policy should be.

Jon Stanhope would prefer the elderly not marry, but rather stay engaged. OK, he’s actually just promising to fork out $60k for a seniors directory. Wrinkly remains the new Gungahlin.

Pot:

In CityNews Jorian Gardner has been asking candidates about their histories of marijuana use. Quite strangely it seems not one of them enjoyed inhaling. It makes one wonder why anyone bothers with the stuff.

CAP:

Jane Tullis weeps for the Kaleen Tennis Courts and blames Labor.

Greens:

Shane Rattenbury has been telling CityNews what ails the plans for the new town centre of Molonglo.

Liberals:

Under the unexpected headline of “Failed sell-off hits Rhodium” the Canberra Times informs us of Zed’s plan to give clubby uni students a chance to get their snouts in the Government trough with plans to get more inter-varsity events to Canberra.

Shiny Bums:

The Shiny Bum singers have also delivered their verdict on the campaign:

Adam Verwey:

Adam is calling on the parties and candidates in Ginninderra to donate their election funding to charity, as he intends to do.

What’s Your opinion?


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Election Wrap – 2 October
slaxwarez 11:38 am 02 Oct 08

Shane Rattenbury has been telling CityNews what ails the plans for the new town centre of Molonglo. i thought that the greens were all for it now that the holy grounds of Central Molonglo are now safe? Also following on from NarraGreenie’s comments Tuesday – you know I am not so sure that Shane Rattenburry has ‘clean record’ either. How did he get rid of Deb Foskey? I know that Deb was not the sharpest tool in the Green’s shed but as an incumbent I would have expected that she should have had the right to defend her seat? I think that Shane and his faction thought that she would not hold the seat and did the dirty on her at pre-selection. Also Shane being a serial looser in Ginnenderra decided to grab the only ‘safe’ seat in Molonglo, although not being a women in Molonglo my be an issue just look how Charlie went last time. Anybody know what actually happened?

bryansworld 11:32 am 02 Oct 08

johnboy said :

He was in the US Air Force IIRC, which does quite a lot of work with rockets depending which bit you’re in.

I’ll have to take your word on that! Anyhow, he’s got to be a better option than those vanilla apparatchiks from ALP Central Casting.

Arty 11:28 am 02 Oct 08

Hi MIZ
Actually what I am really noticing is how flush Labor seem to be. Annoying ads galore. I have to say,

You have to remember that Labor will spend 5 times more money on this election than the Liberals, all those poker machines taking money off those that can least afford it so we can get more junk in the mail box. Great system!

johnboy 11:27 am 02 Oct 08

He was in the US Air Force IIRC, which does quite a lot of work with rockets depending which bit you’re in.

bryansworld 11:25 am 02 Oct 08

Aurelius said :

Hettinger is actually a rocket scientist. He seems to be playing it down this time around though.

I thought he was in the Air Force, and the rocket scientist thing was just a way of making it sound more exciting.

Aurelius 11:23 am 02 Oct 08

Hettinger is actually a rocket scientist. He seems to be playing it down this time around though.

bryansworld 11:20 am 02 Oct 08

But how far can one rebel before the machine men tug the leash?

jakez 11:17 am 02 Oct 08

I like Hettinger, he’s a bit of a rebel.

I like rebels.

Speaking of rebels, Norvan’s painstaking attempts to point out that he only smoked marijuana in a legal setting has irked me greatly. He’s moved back a few spaces in my voting to the high end of the middle ground.

bryansworld 11:14 am 02 Oct 08

Hettinger also claims to be a rocket scientist!

Thumper 11:12 am 02 Oct 08

Surely if you wanted to vote Green, you’d possibly, just maybe, ah… vote Green?

The pokies must have made a motza this past year given the air time the ALP have on TV.

bryansworld 11:11 am 02 Oct 08

I think Hettinger got his knuckles rapped last time by the ALP machine for opposing the GDE.

peterh 11:11 am 02 Oct 08

miz said :

Re the looney toons ad – I’ve noticed quite a few Labor negative-style ads trying to emphasise the past disunity of the Libs – but surely that’s in the past and irrelevant at present, I would have thought?

Actually what I am really noticing is how flush Labor seem to be. Annoying ads galore. I have to say, I am not persuaded by them this time round – given that I live here and have seen them in action.

wouldn’t you think that they would have learned by the result of the Fed election?

don’t bag out your opposition, this doesn’t work.

oh, and Zed is an unknown?

been in the LA since 2004 – interesting that the ALP don’t know this…

miz 11:07 am 02 Oct 08

Re the looney toons ad – I’ve noticed quite a few Labor negative-style ads trying to emphasise the past disunity of the Libs – but surely that’s in the past and irrelevant at present, I would have thought?

Actually what I am really noticing is how flush Labor seem to be. Annoying ads galore. I have to say, I am not persuaded by them this time round – given that I live here and have seen them in action.

bryansworld 11:04 am 02 Oct 08

Sounds like Mike Hettinger. I heard an ad of his on the radio this morning where he seemed to be positioning himself as a candidate for Labor supporters who didn’t want to vote Labor – more green etc. I wonder what party HQ will make of this?

Fiona 10:58 am 02 Oct 08

There was another Labor guy campainging on his “greeness” in Garema place… a few weeks back. I have no idea who he was though, but kept saying if you wanted to vote green, vote for him.

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