Sunday, November 25, 2007

What a lovley day we had today

What a lovley day, we visited friends and went down to the beach.

The day was all the sweeter knowing that our votes, cast in the outgoing Prime Minster's seat, were part of the massive swing against the incumbent right wing government. Sweeping it aside and after 11 years bringing back the centre left 'Labor' party.

The ripples are still bouncing around the blogsphere:
The right are falling over themselves;
the left are jubilant;
and those with common sense out there who were not afraid, who want to live in a society rather than an economy are basking in the new light as I am - you know who you are.

And to everyone else, sorry

11 comments:

Mike Bogle said...

Hmm let's try this again - I just posted a comment but it disappeared into the ether...

Here, here. All eyes on Rudd now. Let's hope he makes the changes that are necessary and desirable and not the ones that aren't.

unique_stephen said...

Accountable government, true to the Westminster system would be nice for a change.

Leesha said...

I can't really comment, becuase I didn't vote - I didn't feel that I was exposed to enough information to make an absentee vote so took myself off the electoral roll...
BUT
I still think the new PM needs to be wearing robes and preaching from a podium thingy in church...
Im just sayin....
All in all though, I think its a great result!

Keiran said...

Steve, I'm going to dispute your statement that the ALP is the party of the "centre left".

They're the left, the whole left and nothing but the left. Left left, center left and right left.

I heard someone in the media describe Rudd as "God fearing". So we still have a Christian politician running the government. Wonderful...

As usual I am disappointed that we didn't see the light, and refuse to vote en-masse.

No one has ever answered the question to my satisfaction.

"Politicians: if we stop voting for them, will they go away?"

unique_stephen said...

Well, I'm an atheist social democrat with a green core. Personally I'd like a coalition of Democrat and Greens to be in power.

jennifer starfall said...

once again proving that america is dumb as fuck.

unique_stephen said...

I duhknow, I've fucked some smart Americans.

Mark Lawrence said...

Hey, thanks for making such a huge difference in Bennelong!

And ditto what Mike said.

LauraDanielleDotN said...

I can't wait till I can post about the left being jubilant and the right falling all over themselves...

one day.

unique_stephen said...

Sounds like a tragic dancing accident.

Steph said...

Oh how we danced! Well done giving Maxine a crack at it.