- VOTE, n. The instrument and symbol of a freeman’s power to make a fool of himself and a wreck of his country.
- Ambrose Bierce, The Devil’s Dictionary
US author & satirist (1842 – 1914)
It started getting a lot more heated than usual when I saw in Time Magazine they started using caricatures of Kevin Rudd as a brown hare and Howard as a turtle as a reference towards Aesop’s Fables and the fact that Rudd got a rockstar’s welcome at his old school in Nambour during the starting periods of the election campaign that is truly up and running like an Aussie Arsonist’s bushfire, going for the hills. The only thing that Howard got that could classify in the same department was when he went to a local shopping centre and a poor woman collapsed when other shoppers and random members of the populace welcomed him. In that area, he got owned. Old-school style. I am already inching in the Rudd voters party since what he offers sounds nicer to what Howard would do (read: Jack shit). Broadband for schools; are you serious? Also, I’ve read that Rudd will sign the Kyoto Protocol, amazing what he’ll do to secure votes permanently. But then again, people have criticized that they are both leaders who are merely “pulling all the stops” so that the other guy won’t get to be PM, but labelling both of these two people as “corrupt” is a bit far-fetched, unless people will beg to differ here. Let’s just see how it goes, since this is a moment of great tension for those two crazies and the future of Oz.