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25 February 2012 @ 11:04 pm
Best foot forward  
I went to a friend's tonight for dinner and a movie. We've been friends for ages, the sort of friend that you feel really comfortable with, no special effort needed. Jeans and t-shirt kind of friend. Hell, comfy slippers, if that's what you feel like wearing.
Except that he told me he had invited some other friends over as well, people that I've not previously met. It took me ages to get ready, laughing at myself all the while.

Needless to say, conversation got around to the possibility of a leadership change in Monday's Labor Party ballot. Word from one of the dinner guests (whose partner is quite heavily involved in the Griffith electorate) is that if Rudd loses on Monday with a significant shortfall of support, he's likely to resign from Parliament altogether, forcing a by-election that, if the seat is won by a Liberal candidate, would result in Labor no longer having the numbers to govern. We live in interesting times indeed.

Hugs to sunray45 for the blue dragon, he's so cool!
Current Mood: lazylazy
anonpussynamer: feel shittyanonpussynamer on February 27th, 2012 05:57 pm (UTC)
Re: Best foot forward
Glad you got to your dinner with your friend - hope that the weather wasn't too bad either.

As for the Gillard/Rudd fiasco (best way I can describe it) - to be honest, I hadn't even THOUGHT about it all until tonight when LL said, "better turn on the news and see who is the PM!". She usually doesn't care less, so on went the TV and we found out that Julia is still in charge.

Yes, interesting times indeed - wonder what will happen next in this convoluted bloody mess? :(
miwahni: Cats Talk to the pawmiwahni on February 27th, 2012 08:43 pm (UTC)
Re: Best foot forward
Weather was okay, fortunately the heavy rain waited until I turned into my driveway before bucketing down.

I didn't get a chance to check yesterday until I got home, then it was straight onto the pc so I could see the news. I figured Gillard would win as she had the majority of support over the weekend but I was wondering about repercussions. Now I guess we just wait and see if/when Rudd resigns his seat.
anonpussynamer: Political Humouranonpussynamer on March 3rd, 2012 03:45 pm (UTC)
Re: Best foot forward
Glad you got home OK with the weather the way it is. Always nice to be inside when the rain starts ....

Have you seen who the new Foreign Minister is? Oh Bloody Hell - it's Bob Carr!!!! Guess Kev's on the backbench now for the future?
miwahni: JB Decisions Rock paper scissorsmiwahni on March 3rd, 2012 03:52 pm (UTC)
Re: Best foot forward
You know something? I reckon Carr is actually a brilliant choice. He's educated, intelligent, and capable of mixing in many circles without being either arrogant or too high-brow.
Kev I think has no chance of ever getting back onto the front bench while JG is in power. He wasn't even mentioned in the cabinet reshuffle. Way to go from hero to zero overnight.
anonpussynamer: Political Humouranonpussynamer on March 4th, 2012 03:41 pm (UTC)
Re: Best foot forward
That is interesting ... as you know, I'm not really into political stuff, but I'm also one for giving a person a fair go. So let's hope Bob Carr will do some good stuff for the country - the rest of the numbnuts aren't. >;)

Yeah, think Kev's light has gone out somehow - I didn't know he wasn't even mentioned, so obviously that means he isn't the most popular pea in the pod, hey?