Friday, June 29, 2012

Nauseating spectacle

People are saying the asylum seeker debate was frustrating. I found it nauseating.

Sobbing politicians from across the political spectrum, male and female, old and young, senior and junior, in speech after speech. The house awash with tears. But no action.

Independent senator Nick Xenaphon summed it up nicely:

"I think the Australian people are entitled to regard the Federal Parliament, if we can't resolve this in the next day, as a bunch of petty pissants, because this is something that cries out for a solution".

Later:

"They didn't want to see people crying, they wanted the bloody problem fixed".



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