Flat White

Good luck manning the polling booths, Mr Baird

6 October 2016

7:11 AM

6 October 2016

7:11 AM

You all know the lines from Brecht:

After the uprising of the 17th June
The Secretary of the Writers Union
Had leaflets distributed in the Stalinallee
Stating that the people
Had forfeited the confidence of the government
And could win it back only
By redoubled efforts. Would it not be easier
In that case for the government
To dissolve the people
And elect another?

Well, those funsters on the state executive of the New South Wales Lobbyists — sorry — Liberal Party have decided to go one better.

For yet another year they’ve decided that the party is more likely to be invigorated and more likely to be looking forward to the future if internal democracy is promised tomorrow, rather than today.


That’s right. They’ve said in an email to the poor sods who pay their Liberal dues it’s in the best interests of the party that there are no elections at all.

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The justification is even thinner than Trent Zimmerman’s hair.

If there’s going to be a problem down the line, postpone the vote then, not now, ordinary party members say.

Then again I guess the lobbyists for — sorry, selfless leaders of — Robert Menzies’ forgotten people (cough, cough, cough, cough, cough) are so used to astroturfing that they think those volunteer lists for the polling booths will just fill themselves, even though they treat the party faithful with contempt.

Good luck, guys and gals.


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