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Comments on Tuesday 17 February 2004:
Mark Latham, new leader of the not-currently-in-power major party of Australia, is fantastic. Seen today arguing for allowing the press to show anything from parliament (which seems an odd thing to be arguing about - surely whoever is arguing against this looks terribly shifty and evil as a result), including something along the lines of "oh come on, politics is just showbiz for ugly people. If we all looked like oil paintings we'd be in the movies."

He's also known for swearing too much and for breaking the arm of a pickpocket. This is the first time ever that, if I were in a position to vote, I would be wanting to vote for one of the two major parties. The UK's third party has always looked eminently more sensible to me, and America's third, fourth and fifth parties are all better than their top two. Not suggesting there aren't other places where I'd prefer to vote for a major party - just that I haven't lived in one until now. [07:46]

Me
Mark Latham is a prat. He's Labor's Jeff Kennett only worse. Don't be seduced by the "Im all about the people" persona, if he was on the level he'd do his job for free. Its all snake oil my friends...

RavenBlack
Who's this 'Me'? Is John Howard reading my blog now?

Me
Hardly...just words from the wise. Nevermind the quality feel the thickness

RavenBlack
Mm, I did. Very thick indeed.

Frogg
...That's what SHE said. *ahem*

In any case, politics is acting with less sex appeal, less action, and more tabloidesque material.

All of the major parties (and a lot of the more minor ones as well) have so much corruption in them that I'm suprised that they don't just collapse under their own weight like a termite-ridden bungalow.

And those "other places" that you speak of don't exist. Or if they did, it died the way of Atlantis.

AttackOfTheSpam
Politics has gone the way of decent music and non-obnoxious minors - straight down the loo.

All the American parties that have any hopes of power are basically corrupt. They have become willing to sacrifice what were once their dearest values in favor of a tiny amount of power.

It's times like these when I wish I was a normal teenager. You know, the type that's worried about nail polish rather than politics.

AttackOfTheSpam
As for 'Me,' the term 'thick' can have several connotations. I'd reconsider your next statement before posting.
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