Five Episodes of Political Stupidity

Posted by M ws On Sunday, July 8, 2012 0 comments
According to Peter Van Onselen of The Sunday Telegraph recently:

1 Did you know that victorious new Premier for Queensland, Campbell Newman, has hired as his chief spin doctor none other than former head of news at Channel 9 in Queensland, Lee Anderson. That's the same Lee Anderson who resigned taking "full responsibility" for the infamous "choppergate" saga, which involved authorising two fake live news crosses to the Daniel Morcombe search site when the chopper was above the Nine studios.

2 Did you know struggling foreign minister Bob Carr has hired as his senior political adviser former NSW Premier Nathan Rees' chief-of-staff Graham Wedderburn. Let's face it, Carr should be trying to distance himself at every opportunity from the disastrous 16-year NSW Labor government he led for over a decade. Adding spice is the fact Wedderburn had done a deal to win his way into the Senate with Mark Arbib before Arbib dudded him. Whose senate vacancy did Carr fill? Why Arbib's of course.

3 Did you know Tony Abbott has said that he will not be reshuffling his frontbench before the next election. That decision means that if Labor does change leaders as many expect, Abbott won't be able to reconfigure his frontbench to match the new line-up the new PM puts together. Either way, it means that the significant deadwood residing on the frontbench can't be moved on ahead of an election, giving newcomers time to learn the craft before the rigours of government set in.


In reality, we have plenty of examples a little closer to home :-).

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