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Mowing down Liberals in the streets

By johnboy - 20 October 2012 31

This statement just in from the Liberal Party

Liberal Party Campaign incident statement

The ACT election day has been marred by an alleged assault outside a polling booth in Stirling.

At 9:30am this morning a white Subaru car mounted the curb outside Stirling College and ran down a sign for Liberal MLA Steve Doszpot. The driver then sped up and drove directly at a table where a disabled female volunteer was sitting, forcing the person to leap back and run to avoid being hit.

Thinking that they would be hit by the car, the volunteer was forced to run on a painful leg that they have not used for a month, before the car swerved at the last moment.

The woman driving the car then pulled up near the table and yelled abuse at the volunteer.

Although formal complaints have been lodged with the police by witnesses and by the volunteer targeted by the vehicle, the AFP told the victim of the incident that they would not take a statement until Monday or Tuesday.

The ACT Liberals have also formally reported the incident to the police and have asked that charges be pressed. They have passed on licence details and a description of the woman driving the car, who represented herself to be a lawyer.

An ACT Liberal Campaign Spokesperson said “Australian elections are dependent on volunteers who sacrifice their own time and resources. They are entitled to be treated with decency and respect.”

“I ask that the other party leaders ask their members and supporters to show greater restraint and report to police any knowledge they have of this unacceptable behaviour.”

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31 Responses to
Mowing down Liberals in the streets
maxblues 9:18 pm 20 Oct 12

Sure it wasn’t a Motorist having a Party?

maxblues 9:16 pm 20 Oct 12

The Labor driver swerving off road towards the Liberal volunteer must be something to do with ‘big swing to the Liberals’.

Primal 8:54 pm 20 Oct 12

PantsMan said :

Didn’t want to spoil the outcome so they omitted trhe bit about it being a Labor supporter.

As mentioned in posts above… is there any evidence of this?

Comic_and_Gamer_Nerd 4:57 pm 20 Oct 12

maxblues said :

schmeah said :

Pretty outrageous behaviour, I hope the volunteer is ok.

Why did the Libs comment that other party’s have to show respect at polling booths, what was said by the driver that would indicate it was politically motivated? If anything this sounds like a Tuggeranong bogan who had too many the night before and nearly took out someone in the process of ticking a box and getting another slab.

From my experience, after drinking a slab I have trouble putting number 1 in a box.

That was beautiful. 10/10

Mike Crowther 4:30 pm 20 Oct 12

When I was campaigning in ’08 I had an angry young man threaten to wrap a chain around my head if I didn’t fuck off from ‘his’ shopping centre. (He was holding it in his hand at the time). Helper got his rego number and about a week later he received a caution from ACT Police which I suppose saved some magistrate the trouble of issuing one. I didn’t want to run a poor-bugger-me campaign because we were running on policy no the actions of idiots. I suspect this shit happens a lot more than we realise but doesn’t get reported so much in the mainstream press. I chuckled reading about the Caretaker Chief minister’s car being followed. ‘Katie’s brush with death!!!’

PantsMan 4:18 pm 20 Oct 12

Canberra Times got the story up at 4.02: http://www.canberratimes.com.au/act-news/libs-volunteer-says-car-almost-ran-her-down-20121020-27xx8.html

Didn’t want to spoil the outcome so they omitted trhe bit about it being a Labor supporter.

Tooks 4:10 pm 20 Oct 12

Although formal complaints have been lodged with the police by witnesses and by the volunteer targeted by the vehicle, the AFP told the victim of the incident that they would not take a statement until Monday or Tuesday.

Sounds like bullshit.

They have passed on licence details and a description of the woman driving the car, who represented herself to be a lawyer.

Sounds like bullshit. Either that, or they are only telling a very small part of the story.

Sammy 3:49 pm 20 Oct 12

Since when was Stirling in Tuggeranong? Or are you suggesting that there is not a single bogan residing in Weston Creek, and therefore, ipso facto, they must’ve travelled from Tuggeranong?

PantsMan 3:30 pm 20 Oct 12

So what?

More people died in the ACT Health system getting Katy re-elected than will die from vehicular homicide on election day.

Primal 3:28 pm 20 Oct 12

schmeah said :

If anything this sounds like a Tuggeranong bogan who had too many the night before and nearly took out someone in the process of ticking a box and getting another slab.

…in Weston Creek?

colourful sydney rac 3:16 pm 20 Oct 12

Disgraceful. Absolutely disgraceful.

PrinceOfAles 3:14 pm 20 Oct 12

schmeah said :

Pretty outrageous behaviour, I hope the volunteer is ok.

Why did the Libs comment that other party’s have to show respect at polling booths, what was said by the driver that would indicate it was politically motivated? If anything this sounds like a Tuggeranong bogan who had too many the night before and nearly took out someone in the process of ticking a box and getting another slab.

Those were my first thoughts too. Why would the Libs all but blame another political party for this? Where`s the evidence that it was another party? Seems like a cheap shot from a party that`s desperate. I hope the poor volunteer is not too shaken or hurt.

maxblues 3:12 pm 20 Oct 12

schmeah said :

Pretty outrageous behaviour, I hope the volunteer is ok.

Why did the Libs comment that other party’s have to show respect at polling booths, what was said by the driver that would indicate it was politically motivated? If anything this sounds like a Tuggeranong bogan who had too many the night before and nearly took out someone in the process of ticking a box and getting another slab.

From my experience, after drinking a slab I have trouble putting number 1 in a box.

c_c 3:05 pm 20 Oct 12

A Tuggeranong bogan lawyer attempting vehicular assault… you can’t make this stuff up.

schmeah 2:45 pm 20 Oct 12

Pretty outrageous behaviour, I hope the volunteer is ok.

Why did the Libs comment that other party’s have to show respect at polling booths, what was said by the driver that would indicate it was politically motivated? If anything this sounds like a Tuggeranong bogan who had too many the night before and nearly took out someone in the process of ticking a box and getting another slab.

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