Walter really kicked something off when he wrote in about listening to Zed Seselja cribbing West Wing scripts.
First Crikey picked it up, then JJJ breakfast gave it a run, neglecting to mention us (perhaps as part of our on-going blood feud with Marieke Hardy, but as the CT had it first we shan’t complain).
Now the SMH has picked it up for our first print mention in that august broadsheet.
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So thanks Zed! It’s much appreciated. I for one would like to see more West Wing cribbed because well, the local standard of speechwriting is frankly diabolical. I offer as an example Jon Stanhope at the CMC launch.
PeterH sent in the following observation:
- On my way to work this morning, I noticed that there were several signs for Mick Gentleman on the side of the road. what was surprising was the truck with Mick Gentleman’s details emblazoned all over it. It was parked behind the signs, perhaps to guard them from being taken by the ACT Govt?
Getting pretty bad when they have to avoid reclaiming the signs after they are confiscated by having someone watching them closely. would have taken a photo (sorry) but the copper beside me wouldn’t have been impressed, I am sure….
I saw Jacqui Meyers big truck camped by her signs on Belconnen Way this morning, although it could just have been maintenance.
The Canberra Times reports that so far Labor has promised $318 million in extra spending compared with Liberal pledges of $224 million.
How they’re going to pay for it when the revenue flow on from a nose-diving real estate sector comes through is a question best not asked.
The ABC reports that there are 86 candidates running at this election. (Still no word on who they are.)
Apparently the Libs can be found on the extreme edges of the ballot paper this time around.
The ALP is committed to a new code of conduct for retirement villages. It seems the grey vote is the new Gungahlin.
Mary Porter is up in arms that the youthful Zed Seselja is not more respectful to his elders and betters. Apparently he sent Vicki Dunne to an aged care forum that was expecting him.
Katy Gallagher is promising $21.9 million for chronic disease and early prevention.
Simon Corbell says he will launch a legislative crusade against the scourge of sex-slavery in our otherwise fair city.
The ALP has released a lengthy document laying out why they think a Liberal Government would be an economic disaster.
Simon Corbell has found another $1.5 million for linking private CCTV networks and “forge new alliances with business to improve community safety”.
Roger Nicoll is suggesting that our health woes can be solved by “a community-driven health approach”.
Norvan Vogt explains why he and the CAP can’t be bothered messing about with how to vote cards. It’s all to do with their respect for you the voter apparently, and nothing to do with it being hard work while ineffective.
James Sizer has sketched some broad brush strokes on carers, the aged, and “people with a disability”.
The ABC notes that Zed thinks Labor’s promised centre of cancer excellence is too far off in the future.
Shane Rattenbury promises free water efficiency measures for households if the Greens get enough members to make a difference in the next Assembly.