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Zed grills Simon Sheikh on Labor membership

By johnboy 17 April 2013 35

Liberal Senate candidate Zed Seselja is stamping his tiny feet at Green candidate Simon Sheikh over exactly how long Simon was in the Labor party before transitioning through “progressive activist” to Green:

Today’s edition of The Australian shows that there are serious conflicts between Mr Sheikh’s account of his previous Labor Party membership and Labor’s membership records cited today by NSW Labor General Secretary, Sam Dastyari .

The Canberra Times yesterday reported Mr Sheikh as saying he joined the Labor Party on 1 November 2004 for one year. However Mr Dastyari today states that Mr Sheikh joined the Labor Party on 2 April 2004 and that he renewed his membership on 1 November 2005 – apparently for 3 years.

Yesterday the Canberra Times also reported Mr Sheikh alleges he resigned his Labor Party membership on 5 September 2008, 10 days before starting at GetUp! Mr Dastyari however states that Mr Sheikh resigned his membership on 26 November 2008 – which was 2 months after Mr Sheikh started at GetUp!

These inconsistencies show that this issue is about Simon Sheikh’s credibility.

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dungfungus 9:06 am 19 Apr 13

Q:Hey, I forgot to mention, I saw that Sheikh bloke standing outside the Wig and Pen last week, and I’m sure I saw him drop a piece of paper on the ground – how can he represent the Greens while doing stuff like that????

A:He drives a Prius.

FioBla 8:59 am 19 Apr 13

Sheikh is spelled wrong in thread title by the way.

Pork Hunt 7:40 pm 18 Apr 13

Mr Evil said :

Hey, I forgot to mention, I saw that Sheikh bloke standing outside the Wig and Pen last week, and I’m sure I saw him drop a piece of paper on the ground – how can he represent the Greens while doing stuff like that????

And with a surname like Sheikh, he has to be a terrorist, or at least know a terrorist. 🙂

Classic terrorist dead letter drop.

jasmine 6:57 pm 18 Apr 13

@ Pork Hunt
Yeah it looked a bit out of place. I don’t go on here too often and realised I could edit the post after it showed up on the site.
🙂

Mr Evil 7:34 am 18 Apr 13

Hey, I forgot to mention, I saw that Sheikh bloke standing outside the Wig and Pen last week, and I’m sure I saw him drop a piece of paper on the ground – how can he represent the Greens while doing stuff like that????

And with a surname like Sheikh, he has to be a terrorist, or at least know a terrorist. 🙂

Codders111 1:46 am 18 Apr 13

“These inconsistencies show that this issue is about Simon Sheikh’s credibility.” Talk about non-sequitur. What an idiot! You’d think someone would edit his media releases so they actually make sense.

Lillypilly 11:56 pm 17 Apr 13

And the first substantial thing we hear out of Zed’s camp, going for senate, is bitching about the other candidate….

Keep on giving reasons for people to vote against you.

Matt_Watts 10:59 pm 17 Apr 13

I wouldn’t expect someone to remember the fine details of membership of an organisation one wasn’t overly interested in.

I agree with Thumper, though, that Sheikh seems a little evasive about his past. Why?

Mr Evil 10:53 pm 17 Apr 13

Thumper said :

schmeah said :

I’m not sure what the issue is – Costello was a member of Unity Labor during university and Abbott was a member of the DLP. Andrew Bartlett was also a Democrat and now he’s a member of the Greens .. Get over it Zed and stop wasting out time with this small fry rubbish.

True, but Sheik is seemingly being extremely evasive about his past.

Not a good look.

But agree, Zed should get over it. Better still, retire from the LA and piss off elsewhere.

I hear Maccas is always hiring………….although, there could be problems if Zed had to fill out a time sheet.

Thumper 10:12 pm 17 Apr 13

dungfungus said :

Thumper said :

schmeah said :

I’m not sure what the issue is – Costello was a member of Unity Labor during university and Abbott was a member of the DLP. Andrew Bartlett was also a Democrat and now he’s a member of the Greens .. Get over it Zed and stop wasting out time with this small fry rubbish.

True, but Sheik is seemingly being extremely evasive about his past.

Not a good look.

But agree, Zed should get over it. Better still, retire from the LA and piss off elsewhere.

Any vacancies at Canberra University for lecturers in politics?

Wrong side of politics I think 🙂

Then again, been a while since I’ve been to the College of Knowledge.

dungfungus 9:36 pm 17 Apr 13

Thumper said :

schmeah said :

I’m not sure what the issue is – Costello was a member of Unity Labor during university and Abbott was a member of the DLP. Andrew Bartlett was also a Democrat and now he’s a member of the Greens .. Get over it Zed and stop wasting out time with this small fry rubbish.

True, but Sheik is seemingly being extremely evasive about his past.

Not a good look.

But agree, Zed should get over it. Better still, retire from the LA and piss off elsewhere.

Any vacancies at Canberra University for lecturers in politics?

justin heywood 9:20 pm 17 Apr 13

Pork Hunt said :

justin heywood said :

Sheikh stupidly fudged the truth and got caught out. Naturally, his political opponents have a field day.

Are you lot seriously arguing that your own political team/s wouldn’t do exactly the same thing, given the opportunity?

Perhaps they shouldn’t do the same thing.

After all does the boss of mining company A vilify the boss of mining company B all over the press for having a small pay packet/penis/creditcard limit?

Perhaps they shouldn’t, but all sides do.

When the Prime Minister of this country feigns outrage because the Opposition Leader looked at his watch during question time, you know then that nothing is too petty or too ridiculous in the sad charade that Australian politics has become.

And if, against ALL historical evidence, you somehow believe that your particular side of the political fence is all good and the other side is all bad, you are an idiot.

Thumper 6:15 pm 17 Apr 13

schmeah said :

I’m not sure what the issue is – Costello was a member of Unity Labor during university and Abbott was a member of the DLP. Andrew Bartlett was also a Democrat and now he’s a member of the Greens .. Get over it Zed and stop wasting out time with this small fry rubbish.

True, but Sheik is seemingly being extremely evasive about his past.

Not a good look.

But agree, Zed should get over it. Better still, retire from the LA and piss off elsewhere.

Pork Hunt 5:52 pm 17 Apr 13

justin heywood said :

Sheikh stupidly fudged the truth and got caught out. Naturally, his political opponents have a field day.

Are you lot seriously arguing that your own political team/s wouldn’t do exactly the same thing, given the opportunity?

Perhaps they shouldn’t do the same thing.

After all does the boss of mining company A vilify the boss of mining company B all over the press for having a small pay packet/penis/creditcard limit?

Masquara 5:48 pm 17 Apr 13

justin heywood said :

Sheikh stupidly fudged the truth and got caught out. Naturally, his political opponents have a field day.

Are you lot seriously arguing that your own political team/s wouldn’t do exactly the same thing, given the opportunity?

Sheikh still hasn’t clarified when he has actually lived in Canberra – if at all.

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