Karin McDonald to stand down

Gungahlin Al 23 January 2008 41

ABC is reporting that ALP MLA in Brindabella Karin McDonald won’t contest the next ACT election in October.

Also, ALP preselections open next month.

Apparently she hs an “exclusive” interview in the City News due out today about it all…

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Mr Evil Mr Evil 4:17 pm 23 Jan 08


Thumper Thumper 4:18 pm 23 Jan 08

an “exclusive” interview in the City News

Sorry if I laugh….

Mælinar Mælinar 4:20 pm 23 Jan 08

Where can I put my name down for preselection ?

I’ll keep the bastards honest !

Mr Evil Mr Evil 4:22 pm 23 Jan 08

“Mr Stanhope says the Government will have a tough battle to keep its majority under the ACT’s electoral system, where incumbency is an advantage.”

If Zed cracks the whip and gets a bit of discipline happening in the ACT Liberals, Stanhope might have a tough battle to keep his pants, let alone a majority! 🙂

Well, I live in hope! 🙂

Ralph Ralph 4:26 pm 23 Jan 08


Thumper Thumper 4:27 pm 23 Jan 08

What it needs is the rest of the Libs to fall in line behind the Z man.

He should do a Rudd and tell them all to shut up.

Ralph Ralph 4:28 pm 23 Jan 08

Failing that, we will be seeing a new brigade of loopy independents getting elected, or more greens.

Crikey Crikey 4:28 pm 23 Jan 08

No big loss….she hasn’t done very much. I hope Gentleman, Smyth and Pratt also get out and give someone with some talent a run.

Mr Evil Mr Evil 4:33 pm 23 Jan 08

“He should do a Rudd and tell them all to shut up.”

Peter Garrett must have been absent the day he said that? 🙂

neanderthalsis neanderthalsis 4:56 pm 23 Jan 08

He wasn’t absent Mr Evil, he just had his iPod going listening to Beds are Burning.

Mr Evil Mr Evil 4:57 pm 23 Jan 08

Or “US Forces”?

Pandy Pandy 5:06 pm 23 Jan 08

She always reminded me of a rat.

Seems appropriate she is seeking to leave a sinking ship.

Good riddance.

VicePope VicePope 7:33 pm 23 Jan 08

As one clown goes, the ALP starts the search for another, confident in the expectation that any time serving hack they put up will be elected. Such is the state and capacity of the local Libs that the ALP is probably right.

We’ve got more than 300,000 people. Surely we can do better than the ALP drones, the Lib drones and Foskey that we have now.

Ingeegoodbee Ingeegoodbee 7:51 pm 23 Jan 08

They’ll find another Labor whore to keep the seat warm – It’ll be some back room hack with the personality of a door-bitch and the charisma of tinea. I speak the truth.

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NickD NickD 8:48 pm 23 Jan 08

“They’ll find another Labor whore to keep the seat warm”

Woman in politics = prostitutes. Charming, and probably libellous. Does this site have moderators?

[Ed. yes it does. ]

Ingeegoodbee Ingeegoodbee 9:27 pm 23 Jan 08

Toughen up douche-bag. It’s a turn of phrase. At least Liberal MLAs are expected to be able to tell the diference between sh!t and clay!

mikey mikey 10:36 pm 23 Jan 08

You mean there’s an election coming up in the ACT? I vote for being taken over by Victoria (after all, NSW is stuffed). And the town could do with some Victorian-type law enforcement. Capsicum spray for double-parkers!

VicePope VicePope 10:40 am 24 Jan 08

NckD – while I’m sure Ingeegoodbee needs no defending, there is no reason a whore must be female. One has only to think of some journalists before the last election, radio presenters who say what their sponsors tell them and public servants whose only gift is a capacity to echo their superiors and Ministers.

The selection of a useless hack for the spot is presumably a given, given the woeful talent available to the local ALP and the energy wasted on factional bitching. Ms McDonald has managed a couple of terms on the backbench – in a Government where Mr Hargreaves and Mr Corbell have been Ministers, this is eloquent about her limitations.

I have said it before, and will probably say it again – we would get a better legislative assembly by using shopper dockets or a chook raffle.

Mr Evil Mr Evil 10:53 am 24 Jan 08

I wonder if NickD is a Labor fan???

Harden up, Princess.

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