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Samuel Gordon-Stewart sighting! Turning out for Elizabeth Lee

By johnboy - 8 October 2012 28

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A real blast from the past in the Canberra Times today with Samuel Gordon Stewart turning up in a puff piece for the Liberals’ law lecturing fitness instructor Elizabeth Lee.

The winningest blogger ever produced by the ACT was last seen taking part in Gina Rinehart’s failed coup attempt so it’s good to know he’s still kicking around.

Samuel’s 2007 run for the seat of Fraser as an independent was captured on YouTube.

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Samuel Gordon-Stewart sighting! Turning out for Elizabeth Lee
Thumper 8:50 pm 08 Oct 12

A funny but completely harmless little tory.

Masquara 8:43 pm 08 Oct 12

Girt_Hindrance said :

Kinda looks like a photo from a ‘bait car’.

What does that mean?

Girt_Hindrance 7:35 pm 08 Oct 12

Kinda looks like a photo from a ‘bait car’.

Jethro 7:30 pm 08 Oct 12

Is this the guy who just got evicted from Big Brother?

Samuel Gordon-Stewar 6:38 pm 08 Oct 12

Good afternoon,

When I started yesterday, I certainly didn’t expect to end up on the front and second pages of the CT, or on The RiotACT, let alone both on the same day.

SnapperJack said :

You mean memories of how he attempted suicide because of the abuse he was receiving on this site?

Yes, I remember as well.

Really? I don’t. That particular stage of my life occurred long after I stopped interacting regularly on RiotACT, and for very different reasons. I don’t recall ever blaming RiotACT for it, and I’ll set the record straight by saying RiotACT had nothing to do with it.

LSWCHP said :

Is this the teenager who used to be obsessed with 2CC talkback radio?

Yep, but not a teenager any more, not by a long shot. Still very interested in talk radio, although my tastes in radio have skewed a bit more towards Sydney and US talk radio these days. I sometimes wonder if, for example, I’m the only Canberran who regularly listens to Glenn Beck’s radio show.

poetix said :

I must say all Ms Lee’s workers I have seen are incredibly energetic. I was crawling down to Tilley’s for a coffee about 10 am one weekend, and they were almost sprinting from letterbox to letterbox, in a way that my addled brain could hardly comprehend. They had a nice line in chat about the weather, too.

I even met the candidate, handing out near Tilley’s, and she was very nice, and accepted it when I refused her information and said I just couldn’t vote Liberal. She even smiled. So if you vote purely on impeccable manners she’s the lady for you.

I’m sure Elizabeth and her volunteers (and I’m one of them, but I don’t speak for her or the other volunteers) would be really happy to hear that. A lot of effort, energy and excitement has gone in so far, and there’s a lot left.

About the CT article. When Noel Towell was asking Elizabeth questions, I was concerned about how it would turn out, so I was pleasantly surprised today to see that it was quite fair. There were some bits about Elizabeth’s background which didn’t make their way in to the article and which I think would have made it more informative, but on the whole I think it went well.

I believe that Noel is trying to do a series of profile pieces on candidates, so I’d expect to see more of them (but maybe not more of me) in future editions of The Canberra Times. And, if my part in the photograph has inadvertently led to more people hearing a bit about Elizabeth, then I’m really happy as I chose to support Elizabeth because she cares about efficient delivery of local services and, in my view, has the energy and enthusiasm to make a difference.

I don’t speak on behalf of her campaign, and I don’t want my words to be interpreted as being Elizabeth’s words…but if I’m given an opportunity like this, then of course I’m going to explain why I like Elizabeth.

Oh, and I should note that, like most people, my views have changed a bit since that video was filmed in 2007. Without going in to too much detail, I think the main differences are that I’m not so keen on centralisation of power at the federal level, and that I’m much more of a free market person these days. I am glad that I didn’t have enough support to continue with that campaign in 2007 as I look back now and think that I was far too naive back then to have been an effective or useful member of parliament.

Regards,
Samuel Gordon-Stewart

LSWCHP 4:41 pm 08 Oct 12

SnapperJack said :

FreddyVegan said :

Yesss Samuel Gordon-Stewart! So many fond memories….

You mean memories of how he attempted suicide because of the abuse he was receiving on this site?

Yes, I remember as well.

Seriously?

Long before I felt that I was being driven to attempt suicide because of interactions with others on RA, I’d simply stop coming to RA and find something better to do with my time.

rosscoact 4:08 pm 08 Oct 12

SnapperJack said :

FreddyVegan said :

Yesss Samuel Gordon-Stewart! So many fond memories….

You mean memories of how he attempted suicide because of the abuse he was receiving on this site?

Yes, I remember as well.

Nobody ever attempts suicide for just one reason.

johnboy 3:45 pm 08 Oct 12

pepmeup said :

The article says, highest profile! i have never heard of Lee, I wish her well though she obviously has good contacts in the media

Do you live in Molonglo? If so then you really need to get out more.

poetix 3:22 pm 08 Oct 12

I must say all Ms Lee’s workers I have seen are incredibly energetic. I was crawling down to Tilley’s for a coffee about 10 am one weekend, and they were almost sprinting from letterbox to letterbox, in a way that my addled brain could hardly comprehend. They had a nice line in chat about the weather, too.

I even met the candidate, handing out near Tilley’s, and she was very nice, and accepted it when I refused her information and said I just couldn’t vote Liberal. She even smiled. So if you vote purely on impeccable manners she’s the lady for you.

LSWCHP 3:09 pm 08 Oct 12

Duffbowl said :

From SGS’s Facebook page:
“It looks like I’m going to have to take the almost unprecedented move of buying The Canberra Times. One appears to be in it with the lovely Elizabeth Lee, family and supporters. Normally I favour The Daily Telegraph or The Australian or the Herald Sun. (A confusion-busting reminder for my American friends: the Australian Liberal Party is roughly synonymous with your Republican Party)”

If I may be so bold, bloody hell… Who on this lump of space rock refers to themselves as “one”. The fact that he favours the Terror and the Hun on top of that.

One might also like to remind the other one that if you are going to refer to the party by the longer name, it’s the Liberal Party of Australia.

I think Prince Charles is the other bloke who refers to himself as “one”. Personally, I’m baffled by the polo shirt buttoned up at the neck.

Is this the teenager who used to be obsessed with 2CC talkback radio?

SnapperJack 3:06 pm 08 Oct 12

FreddyVegan said :

Yesss Samuel Gordon-Stewart! So many fond memories….

You mean memories of how he attempted suicide because of the abuse he was receiving on this site?

Yes, I remember as well.

pepmeup 3:03 pm 08 Oct 12

The article says, highest profile! i have never heard of Lee, I wish her well though she obviously has good contacts in the media

FreddyVegan 2:53 pm 08 Oct 12

Yesss Samuel Gordon-Stewart! So many fond memories….

c_c 2:29 pm 08 Oct 12

Must have some friends at the Canberra Times given the puff piece today: http://www.canberratimes.com.au/act-news/family-the-key-to-liberals-aspirations-20121007-277n6.html

No mention of how she can afford an campaign office in the City, or why she’s running other than she’s always wanted to do this kind of work. Whole thing comes across as a self serving game more than anything. If Twitter is anything to go by, she’ll be lucky to get half a quota.

Duffbowl 2:05 pm 08 Oct 12

From SGS’s Facebook page:
“It looks like I’m going to have to take the almost unprecedented move of buying The Canberra Times. One appears to be in it with the lovely Elizabeth Lee, family and supporters. Normally I favour The Daily Telegraph or The Australian or the Herald Sun. (A confusion-busting reminder for my American friends: the Australian Liberal Party is roughly synonymous with your Republican Party)”

If I may be so bold, bloody hell… Who on this lump of space rock refers to themselves as “one”. The fact that he favours the Terror and the Hun on top of that.

One might also like to remind the other one that if you are going to refer to the party by the longer name, it’s the Liberal Party of Australia.

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