Monday, August 18, 2014

Spinning like a top

Premier Mike Baird has popped has head above the parapet, obviously after panicky damage-control meetings of the Lib's heavyweights.

But what a cock-up.

They've decided not to put up candidates for the two by-elections caused in the Hunter by corrupt sitting members having to resign.

The excuse is that it's an act of atonement for letting down the electors.

In reality, of course, it's to avoid the humiliation of a complete rout on polling day, which is too close to the next state election for their comfort.

What it actually tells us is that they can't find honest candidates or trust their faceless men not to repeat the corrupt practices.

And it's hardly democratic, denying rusted-on Liberal voters the opportunity to vote for their preferred party. With our compulsory voting, who are they going to vote for?

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