Wow. Just wow.
So, I was sitting down by the water of Roselle Bay at dusk, lemonade in hand, looking at the beautiful, serene scape. As much as I hate how much the suicidal protagonist of the whitlams fantastic "Sydney 2000 Olympic theme" (a b-side to their single "I make hamburgers")- got it right, right now really rams home just how much you have to love this city for it's body, not it's mind..
Ever since the babe-in-the-woods Nathan Rees was installed as NSW premier, he has copped a world of flack. A million things are wrong with the incompetant and corrupt labour government of the last 12 years. Morris Iemma quit as his time was up, and Rees basically got handed a plate noone wanted.
For the first 6 months he got totally hammered. The terrorgraph just marauded him on every descision he made, diddnt do, should have done, shouldn't have even thought about, and he copped so much flack that actually, 8 months in, the feeling around the place was that he was actually copping all this a little unfairly.
He grew as a leader. And following this or that scandal, he decided if he was going to male a go of things, he took the unprecedented step of kicking out the factional heads and taking the party back.
Even yesterday I would have said the safe money would surprisingly be on labour getting returned at the next election, as the Libs are nowhere to be seen here still, and were'nt going to be.
But the diabolical animals in the Labour Right, especially the ones Rees called out this morning, Joe Trippodi, Eddie Obied and Frank Sartor, made their move, forced their Right faction to follow them today, and Rees has been deposed by a horrid patsy of the corrupt, conservative side of the party.
I garantee you two things. One -- this was a vote for corruption, and that will decimate the nsw alp at the next state election. The only benificieries of this are the greens and the libs, and fir no good reason. But the other thing is that this went in direct contradiction to Kevin rudd, and has taken so much shine off the last week of fedral politics, where they basically got the Libs to rip themselves apart, either wharrgarbling about climate change not existing, or having a pointless whinge that even if it exists, we sure shouldnt do anything about it. Except possibly consider nuclear. Which, until the actions of today, was the clear winner for most stupid political action of the year.
But those bastards acted today. For no good reason, except wanting to slash and burn thier own party.
So amazingly stupid. Vandalism of the highest order.
Lucky the city lights on the water were pretty.
My loathings are simple: stupidity, oppression, crime, cruelty, soft music.
-- Vladimir Nabokov (1899 - 1977)