Greens announce their lineup for the election. Gungahlin Al will run!

johnboy 20 March 2012 36

The Greens have announced their candidates for the October election.

The four Green MLAs will be recontesting their seats, and have been pre-selected by the party to run as the four lead candidates for the election.

“It’s very exciting to see such a great Greens team for 2012,” Ms Hunter said.

“The people standing for the Greens include an economist, community activists, a student, a tradie and business people. It reflects the Greens diversity and broad appeal.

“I’m personally very pleased to have two experienced campaigners, James Higgins and Hannah Parris join me in Ginninderra.

“James ran with me in 2008 and Hannah ran with Lin Hatfield-Dodds on the Greens Senate ticket in 2010.

“In Molonglo, Gungahlin community campaigner Alan Kerlin, and Adriana Siddle, will be standing with my colleagues, Caroline Le Couteur and Shane Rattenbury.

“In Brindabella, Amanda Bresnan will be strongly supported by electrician and vocational education teacher Ben Murphy, and Johnathan Davis, a real estate agent and GLBTI campaigner.


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Ben_Dover Ben_Dover 1:00 pm 22 Mar 12

Growling Ferret said :

Having met Johnathan in his other life as a karaoke host,

Karaoke host????

The mind boggles. Though I’m sure it’s adequate training to be a Green.

Growling Ferret Growling Ferret 12:01 pm 22 Mar 12

Having met Johnathan in his other life as a karaoke host, the kid is smart, charismatic and knows how to communicate.

Good luck to him – he could be the next Wyatt Roy.

housebound housebound 11:50 am 22 Mar 12

Micky_P said :

I’d be interested to know how many of the candidates view themselves as serious candidates.

That’s really unfair. Caroline Le Couteur did not believe she was a serious candidate, but now she is the one who deserves re-election.

EvanJames EvanJames 11:36 am 22 Mar 12

Chop71 said :

Bring back craker night

Release the Craker!

Micky_P Micky_P 11:33 am 22 Mar 12

“The people standing for the Greens include an economist, community activists, a student, a tradie and business people. It reflects the Greens diversity and broad appeal.

BROAD APPEAL? I know it’s a press release but puh-lease, be sensible.

I’d be interested to know how many of the candidates view themselves as serious candidates.

Chop71 Chop71 11:03 am 22 Mar 12

Bring back craker night

Postalgeek Postalgeek 10:21 am 22 Mar 12

The thought of using money to influence a political party for self-serving reasons must be absolutely repugnant to the mining industry.

VYBerlinaV8_is_back said :

Deref said :

Jim Jones said :

Any comments on recent allegations that the Greens are all in cahoots with the CIA?

(giggle)

That’s absolute rubbish. I can’t believe the stupidity of anyone who’d believe such tinfoil hattery.

Everyone knows their in league with the reptoids.

OMG – their??

All pronouns are possessed by our Dear Leaders.

VYBerlinaV8_is_back VYBerlinaV8_is_back 9:47 am 22 Mar 12

Deref said :

Jim Jones said :

Any comments on recent allegations that the Greens are all in cahoots with the CIA?

(giggle)

That’s absolute rubbish. I can’t believe the stupidity of anyone who’d believe such tinfoil hattery.

Everyone knows their in league with the reptoids.

OMG – their??

Deref Deref 8:00 am 22 Mar 12

Jim Jones said :

Any comments on recent allegations that the Greens are all in cahoots with the CIA?

(giggle)

That’s absolute rubbish. I can’t believe the stupidity of anyone who’d believe such tinfoil hattery.

Everyone knows their in league with the reptoids.

zippyzippy zippyzippy 10:48 pm 21 Mar 12

housebound said :

Question is: do any of the Greens Ginninderra candidates yet deem their electorate worthy of living in? Or do they prefer to continue to govern from afar?

At least ALP and Libs all live with the people they claim to represent.

Where does Zed, the member for molonglo, live?

GardeningGirl GardeningGirl 3:45 pm 21 Mar 12

Ben_Dover said :

Greens announce their lineup for the election. Gungahlin Al will run away from them, if he has any sense.

Good one! 🙂

CitizenK CitizenK 3:16 pm 21 Mar 12

A sorry bunch of candidates if I ever saw one. Aside from Alan K (no relation), the Greens obviously have no intention of getting anyone else elected. In fact I will boldly go where no one else will and predict that the Greens will be reduced to 3 members only after this election. No way Brindabella is going to vote ‘Invisible Amanda’ back in. And with Zed now down south, he will drag a lot of votes across from the Greens and the Reds.

Ben_Dover Ben_Dover 2:14 pm 21 Mar 12

Greens announce their lineup for the election. Gungahlin Al will run away from them, if he has any sense.

GardeningGirl GardeningGirl 1:21 pm 21 Mar 12

zippyzippy said :

EvanJames said :

Jim Jones said :

Any comments on recent allegations that the Greens are all in cahoots with the CIA? (giggle)

I can’t imagine why anyone would even think it worthy of comment, the CIA and the Greens are such natural allies and it’s obvious really.

If the cross-dressing chap is such a great politician, it’s a shame he is nobbling himself by highlighting his cross dressing.

Who’s highlighting his cross dressing exactly?

I saw something a while ago before the official announcement was made with an emphasis on the more colourful aspects of the candidate. Oh forget it, I don’t know how to be PC about it and I don’t really care, if he has something worthwhile to offer then good on him. But if it’s just part of the Greens “diversity” and whatever other buzzwords they use then it just makes this middle aged middle class married lady who cares about the environment feel more, what’s the word, marginalised than ever. So far our Al is the only one that sounds like the real deal to me because I remember visiting his house on one of the Sustainable House Days years ago and I hear he’s been active in small local community stuff too. The incumbents? Somebody remind me please, what have they done? Ban plastic bags, oversimplified token issue, not winning votes with me. I really wish I could get enthusiastic about the Greens, I really do.

devils_advocate devils_advocate 1:09 pm 21 Mar 12

zippyzippy said :

EvanJames said :

Jim Jones said :

Any comments on recent allegations that the Greens are all in cahoots with the CIA? (giggle)

I can’t imagine why anyone would even think it worthy of comment, the CIA and the Greens are such natural allies and it’s obvious really.

If the cross-dressing chap is such a great politician, it’s a shame he is nobbling himself by highlighting his cross dressing.

Who’s highlighting his cross dressing exactly?

Not sure (well this thread for one) but I guess it’s more proactive than waiting for it to come out and be some kind of scandal.

housebound housebound 1:09 pm 21 Mar 12

Question is: do any of the Greens Ginninderra candidates yet deem their electorate worthy of living in? Or do they prefer to continue to govern from afar?

At least ALP and Libs all live with the people they claim to represent.

zippyzippy zippyzippy 12:40 pm 21 Mar 12

EvanJames said :

Jim Jones said :

Any comments on recent allegations that the Greens are all in cahoots with the CIA? (giggle)

I can’t imagine why anyone would even think it worthy of comment, the CIA and the Greens are such natural allies and it’s obvious really.

If the cross-dressing chap is such a great politician, it’s a shame he is nobbling himself by highlighting his cross dressing.

Who’s highlighting his cross dressing exactly?

devils_advocate devils_advocate 12:34 pm 21 Mar 12

poetix said :

As to the cross-dressing candidate, I would never vote for him. He’s a real estate agent, you see, and therefore decency would forbid it, however nice the frocks may be.

Dear God, a real estate agent AND a politician. If his undergrad at UC happens to be in Law then he’s hit the trifecta.

EvanJames EvanJames 11:52 am 21 Mar 12

Jim Jones said :

Any comments on recent allegations that the Greens are all in cahoots with the CIA? (giggle)

I can’t imagine why anyone would even think it worthy of comment, the CIA and the Greens are such natural allies and it’s obvious really.

If the cross-dressing chap is such a great politician, it’s a shame he is nobbling himself by highlighting his cross dressing.

devils_advocate devils_advocate 11:37 am 21 Mar 12

zippyzippy said :

c_c said :

Jonathan Davis being the cross dressing drag queen. That along shouldn’t point against him entering politics, more the combination of barely being out of UC (in fact I didn’t think he graduated yet), a real estate agent and a drag queen – just what is he offering society in the way of experience and expertise?

I suppose the perspective of a young, working, studying, gay canberran.

Maybe he will be able to make some kind of protest/statement about the shortage of affordable student accomo… oh wait.

Nevermind.

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