Newspaper article The Northern Star (Lismore, Australia)

Make a Choice: Vanilla1 or Vanilla2

Newspaper article The Northern Star (Lismore, Australia)

Make a Choice: Vanilla1 or Vanilla2

Article excerpt

IT SEEMS as though we are once again choosing between Tweedledum and Tweedledee.

This election has lost nearly everyone's interest. It has been on since January and aside from brief excitement when Kev13 was subbed on, it's as exciting as listening to static.

Here we are, a democracy with a two-party system, and rather than having strawberry and chocolate to choose between we've got Blue Ribbon vanilla and Peters vanilla. Not that I have a problem with either of those vanillas, but I do have a problem with two leaders vying with each other over who invented vanilla first. It's just not that interesting, or stimulating. If you have democracy and a choice, gee it would be good to have one.

What do we get instead? Kev steals the Pacific Solution and turns the volume up to 11, then Tone comes back with a humungous sub-woofer designed to scare the most desperate of neighbours. Tone reckons he'll make the Northern Territory a new economic zone (aka a tax haven for creative accountants) and then Kev says, "I'll see you a tax haven and raise the level of the Ord River dam". …

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