I spent countless hours letterboxing election material, and handing out How To Vote cards at election booths. (Yes, I was a member of that annoying gauntlet that voters are forced to run). Having a Labor government elected in 1972 was an affront to my barely-teenaged senses. Bob Hawke in 1983 was the absolute limit.
So tell me why, then, as I've grown older, I've become more and more left-wing. And have vague guilt feelings about being so, as though I'm being disloyal somehow. I still remember how disgusted my father was when I simply joined my workplace union, back in 19mumble. He'd be spinning in his grave at my beliefs now.
Still can't bring myself to vote Labor, though. That would feel like the ultimate betrayal.