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Labor deserves 3rd term?

By iCanberran - 27 July 2008 55

The ABC reports that Jon Stanhope has declared that Labour deserves a 3rd term.

I for one agree entirely 100%!Comrade Stanhope has earned our respect and a 3rd term for Labor with his commitment to Canberra and his hard work to improve the lives of Canberrans.  

He and Labor have greatly reduced hospital waiting times, reduced class sizesimproved education, invested in adequate road links for Gunghalin, made sound development decisions, refrained from interfering with the judicial process, cleaned up Civic, made land affordable, made housing and renting affordable, reduced homelessness

Well, a lot of stuff I guess.

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Labor deserves 3rd term?
Granny 12:45 pm 27 Jul 08

VicePope said :

Granny – I agree about the news value of reporting that a pollie thinks he is good. But I’d be confident any of the local media would also run Seselja saying he is a saint and a legend who is a shoo-in for election. It’s probably less about bias, and more about incapacity to assess what amounts to news.

Agreed!

I mean it’s not like he’s only just decided this. It’s not like he’s been sitting there going, “I’ve been a bad, bad boy. Do I really deserve to be elected?”

What were they thinking?

: )

NickD 12:42 pm 27 Jul 08

I’m going to vote for them as they’ve been a pretty competant government. The thought of the Liberals running the place is pretty horrible – do you really want Steve Pratt or Vicki Dunn as a minister?

gun street girl 12:30 pm 27 Jul 08

pelican said :

And I have to admit Canberra Hospital has improved of late.

That tainted water supply has already been turned on at your place, I see. 😉

VicePope 12:29 pm 27 Jul 08

Granny – I agree about the news value of reporting that a pollie thinks he is good. But I’d be confident any of the local media would also run Seselja saying he is a saint and a legend who is a shoo-in for election. It’s probably less about bias, and more about incapacity to assess what amounts to news.

Granny 12:23 pm 27 Jul 08

Jon Stanhope thinks he deserves a 3rd term.

Why, fancy that.
I am gobsmacked.
Who knew.

Amazing what the ABC considers ‘news’ these days….

: )

pelican 12:03 pm 27 Jul 08

Labor has not been all bad for sure – I was pleased that Stanhope stood up for the rights of gay people and civil unions. And I have to admit Canberra Hospital has improved of late. Sadly there is not much to recommend the Opposition so for me it will probably be Labor again but with some good minor party and independent candidates in the mix.

VicePope 11:45 am 27 Jul 08

It pains me to think it, much less say it. Even though they have made some fundamental rrors, they probably should get another term, simply because the other side is worse and the pretenders seeking election from outside the major parties look even poorer. That is not to say the government is any good at all. Its saving grace is one sort-of competent leader and three very so-so ministers who would at least register on the scoreboard, even if they couldn’t beat time. The Libs don’t even have that, but they seem to have a level of internal rivalry that’s directed inwards, rather than to persuading the public that they can do the job.

It may be a good chance to retrench some of the duds on both sides and, for that reason only, I am looking forward to voting. A curse on all their houses.

spoonbill 11:39 am 27 Jul 08

Could only be a paid political advertisement. Nobody could be that stupid.

Granny 11:16 am 27 Jul 08

Well, they definitely deserve something….

astrojax 11:10 am 27 Jul 08

i-canberran = ay karumbah…

not entirely wrong as such, just that, well deserves is somehow not the right word. what’s the word expresses the concept ‘the rest are so awful they make me look good, even though in actuality, i’m pants at being government, too’??

Deano 11:00 am 27 Jul 08

Unfortunately the alternatives are potentially a lot worse.

Granny 10:46 am 27 Jul 08

Comrade Stanhope? *Guffaw*

Bundybear 10:27 am 27 Jul 08

Defefinitely a wind up – get a load of the expression on the woman sitting behind Stanhope – we all know the role of the people in the row directly behind the great and wondrous leader is to nod and smile at everything he says – this member of the party faithful looks what – incredulous? disbelieving? or totally gobsmacked by whatever he just said.

gun street girl 9:28 am 27 Jul 08

Don’t worry – they’ll be pumping the drugs into the water supply tomorrow, so you’ll actually believe that stuff.

Thumper 9:26 am 27 Jul 08

He and Labor have greatly reduced hospital waiting times, reduced class sizes, improved education, invested in adequate road links for Gunghalin, made sound development decisions, refrained from interfering with the judicial process, cleaned up Civic, made land affordable, made housing and renting affordable, reduced homelessness

This a wind up right?

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