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Gary’s seat an “insurance policy”

By GnT 23 November 2007 28

Gary Humphries is fighting for his seat, saying we should vote for him since Labor will probably win government, so keeping the Libs in control of the Senate will be an “insurance policy”.

Funny, he didn’t seem too concerned about having an insurance policy in the Senate over the last 3 years, when the Coalition had control of both houses.

He must be the only politician campaigning on the platform of the other guys winning.

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ant 9:59 pm 24 Nov 07

Well, according to Nick Minchin, Humph has hung on. which means the Liberals will hang on to the senate until the new senators elected tonight take their seats in June. See if Humph had lost, his vanquisher would have taken his/her seat immediatley, unlocking the Lib. hold on the Senate.

ephemerac 10:20 pm 23 Nov 07

I’ve never voted lib before, but Humphries was definitely the most impressive on Stateline tonight. He’ll get my vote, the prospect of Kerrie Tucker getting in fills me with horror.

Do people actually realise what they’re voting for when they decide to put in a vote for Kerrie, and what it will potentially mean for this town? What does she stand for? More action on climate change. Fair enough. But I don’t think the Greens can claim the high ground on that one any more. Everyone’s trying to be greener in the me too debate. Kerrie doesn’t want large shopping centres. But look around next time you’re in one. Everyone else is there too. Surely its better for people to be spending their bucks here than all in Sydney like they used to. Kerrie doesn’t want development in the Molonglo Valley. What about affordable housing? What about providing houses close to the city so people can actually get on a bus when they want to. And as for the insurance policy argument – what’s good for the goose is good for the gander. I hadn’t though about Gaz being an insurance policy before, but the argument he ran tonight works for me.

sepi 10:02 pm 23 Nov 07

I get regular letters from Bob McM offering to meet at local shops to discuss any issues I have. I never go, but that’s not his fault. I think he’s probably pretty good too.

And I don’t really see what Gary H has done for Cnaberra. He stood up for Screen Sound, but they were still merged with the AFI and went downhill (and weren’t allowed to talk publically about it.)

VicePope 8:16 pm 23 Nov 07

Humphries has to go, either as collateral damage and a sacrifice to the need to restore some balance to the Senate or because he is useless. Either will do me, as would the appalling way he cut in to Lundy’s attempts to answer on Stateline. Put Humphries Last!

As to the overall result, who knows? The Coalition, and especially the PM, have diminished this country with every day in office. Not sure the other mob would be much better, but they might be and so they get a higher spot on my ballot paper. This is despite Ellis being one of the most ordinaire candidates imaginable – having had some dealings with McMullan, I think he’s smart and will be useful if they form government.

Pandy 6:22 pm 23 Nov 07

Humphries you twa..twit.

If you hold balance of power, all you will do is what the party machine tells you to do. You won’t have a concience. You wont support the people of Canberra. A couple of back room policies promulgated by a couple of interest groups will tell you what to do.

Don’t insult my intelligence.

Fletcher123 2:58 pm 23 Nov 07

Thanks for the info Thumper. That’s right, Bob was Minister for Trade. I could have been wrong stating he was a cabinet minister, as I’m not sure Trade is quite that distinguished, and I couldn’t be arsed doing the research right now.

Yes, the bearded clamb (sorry, no offence to female genitalia, as they’re beautiful) has had quite a career locally, but he could be in deep poo tomorrow.

Crikey 2:30 pm 23 Nov 07

It’s a disgrace that Humphries is struggling to hold his seat. If it was Carnell she would have walked it in. I am in small business and Humphries has done nothing to assist his ‘natural’ constituency.

Perhaps time to throw him out and get a better Liberal up next time.

v_man_returns 2:27 pm 23 Nov 07

I really like Humph, and would like to see him stay.

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