Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Lumbered With A Lumbarless Premier

WE HAVE many fine hospitals in Victoria, some doing first-rate research. Unfortunately not one of them is working to perfect the backbone transplant.

Our battle-shy Premier, Big Ted Baillieu, certainly needs one, as he has just passed up the opportunity for his party to contest the seat of Niddrie, recently vacated by former Attorney General Rob Hulls, a man who left more rubbish on the bench than any litterer who ever fouled the Flagstaff Gardens. Hulls held the seat by 6.9% at the last election -- a margin any popular Premier with even a modest record of achievement might have seen his candidate make up. Instead, it will be a competition between Labor and the Greens, with Team Ted sitting on its hands and denying electors a proper choice.

Ted really should think about stepping down. He has a one-seat majority and, unless he acquires a spine, a one-term future. Mind you, the good thing about a lack of backbone is that knives slide home without obstruction. Somewhere in the Liberal Party there must be someone looking at the polls and thinking about hauling out the whetstone, if only out of a sense of self-preservation.

11 comments:

  1. The Victorian Liberals NEED a Leader with more than a bit of Mongeral in them the present leader can't even attack and flog the useless alp wankers .which would have to be SOoooooo easy ! The alps are making nooses help them use them to HANG themselves.

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  2. Two quotes about sum it up:

    "We have won seats tonight we never dreamed of ever winning," he told the throng of Liberals at Parramatta Leagues Club on Saturday night. – Barry O'Farrell, election night, March 26 2011 reported in the Sydney Telegraph.

    “It’s a seat we’ve never held, and that’s the bottom line.” – Ted Baillieu on Libs decision not to contest Niddrie by-election held by Labor by less than 7%, reported in the Melbourne Herald Sun Feb 8 2012.

    AK

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  3. Not the decision of a leader with any sort of belief in himself or his team, that's for sure.

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  4. After further thought it reminds of those infuriating people that when any sort of good idea or change is suggested immediately bleat, "We tried that before and it didn't work."

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    1. It’s from the Wile E. Coyote school of “if it didn’t work the first time, give up.”

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  5. Lack of ticker.

    If they are worried about cash just throw up a candidate and don't blow wads on advertising.

    They can't be worried about losing, that they are expecting.

    Possibly worried by any change in that 6.9% going the other way???

    Every seat should be contested, the punters deserve a choice.

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    1. Does the party get some payment for the number of votes it receives? Seem to recall that happening at the Federal level. If so, then they should do just that - put up a candidate with no money spent on advertising.

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  6. Baillieu is as useless in the leadership role as tits on a bull.
    He should grow a pair before he gets shivved a la KRudd.

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  7. Elizabeth (Lizzie) B.February 9, 2012 at 10:28 PM

    Get a Drover's Dog and put it up at the bi-election; surely it would stand a fair chance of winning, despite Ted's woeful spinelessness? Julia tonight on 7.30 was so turgidly vapid and verbose, to no purpose except self-congratulation, that heaps of people would do anything, anywhere, State or Federal, to land an anti-Labor protest vote. Give the doggie a go, Ted.

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  8. I think you need testosterone to grow a pair.

    Poor Teddles is sorely lacking in that department.

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  9. I can't believe I wasted a vote on this spineless , backsliding , castrated , sack of crap , hook him up to a smart metre and throw the switch .

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