So, after half an hour
of 'blah, blah, blah...', the independents managed to pick a side...17 days after the election!
I mean, really, is it that hard? If you're thinking that maybe, yes, deciding the future of Australia's government could be a difficult task that may require over 2 weeks consideration, then I have one mental image for you: budgie smugglers!!! (if you are unfamiliar with the incident, never fear, I found a pic)*pauses while you scream 'ewwww!'*
There, now that you are sufficiently psychologically scarred, perhaps you can see my point?
Anyways, back to my point:
The first guy, Tony Windsor, seemed to go on forever before and
after saying he was supporting Labour.
The second guy? Oh, boy, was I surprised that he didn't get it over with quickly, seeing as he started by quoting Highlander, and before that he was doing a little dance and joking with the journalists. He went on for eternity
! And you could tell how hard he was trying not to give away which side he'd chosen, instead he just kept going over and over his reasons and what they took into consideration, etc., etc.
And then - after all that, when I'm so fed up with it I'm about to stop out of the room and not give a damn - he says he's backing Gillard.Thank all things chocolate!!
If they'd both backed the Libs I was gonna start throwing things (again: budgie smugglers!), and if one went Libs and one went Labour I'm pretty sure the whole country would start throwing things (another
But, yeah, I'm reasonably happy with Gillard. I don't care too much about the real politics and policies - because in that respect all governments are the same: they make promises they don't keep and just generally get nothing done.
What I do care about (for now, until I'm actually allowed to vote) is someone who seems right for the job. And Abbott just isn't, in my opinion, but I can look at Gillard and think 'Prime Minister' without then thinking 'wtf!?!?'. Like I did with Rudd. He looks like an albino koala. And, as far as I've heard, his Chinese sucks. And I was against Rudd from the start, my motto was 'better the idiot you know than the idiot you don't'
On the plus side: first female PM
And, just maybe, she might do a decent job of it too.(oh, and I'm happy we don't have a 'hung parliament' anymore, because it was starting to sound really dirty...)