Tuesday, March 22, 2016

What the heck?

The Australian reports:
Indigenous journalist and author Stan Grant has been in talks with the Liberal Party about running for the marginal western Sydney seat of Parramatta.
The move would be a coup for the Liberals and could prove a potential upset to sitting Labor MP Julie Owens, who has held the seat since 2004 but had her margin reduced to 1.3 per cent at the last election.
After watching Grant on Julia Zemiro's Home Delivery recently, I had intended posting about how intensely annoying I find him.  He's a bit like an aboriginal version of Michael Ware: so earnestly self-involved I have trouble listening to them for more than 10 minutes.

Is the Liberal Party on some sort of mission to recruit all of the most annoyingly self assured, but actually intellectually vapid, personalities in Australia? 


Not Trampis said...

I find him quite annoying. I do not think Parramatta would be a good fit.

TimT said...

Hahaha he's a hero of the left though, ever since he made his speech in that debate about racism. It would blow a few minds if they heard him defending Liberal positions. Could be a good move on the Libs part.

Steve said...

Very fanciful, Tim. Aboriginal issues don't help either side, at all.

Pearson's support for Abbott helped the Liberal vote, you think?

Mundine defecting from Labor to appear to support the Liberal side?

The fact is, despite the continual rhetoric about needing new approaches, the problems with remote communities are to a considerable degree unsolveable, I reckon, and that's why aboriginal leaders moving from one side of politics to the other doesn't change anything.