Cricket Reports and Corangamite
Torquay branch Labor hack, Tony White has taken to writing cricket reports for my beloved Jan Juc Cricket Club in the small regional Surf Coast Times.
In his latest article he declared the local Liberal member resembled an Easter Island statue without a sign of a pulse since '87. White had a good crack at his own party's candidate who was just what we needed on the Surf Coast, "another Melbourne lawyer". The Greens candidate Stephen Chenery was described as an unknown person "who probably had a beard and wanted everyone to live in mud huts".
Don't know if White deserve a vote for hack of 2004 or a Walkley.
Onto the big Brouhaha in Corangamite.
Labor candidate Peter McMullin has accused the Corangamite shire council of spending $14,000 to re-surface "Stewart McArthur's" road. The local rag picked up the story and it has now being reported on the ABC.
The spin coming from the Corangamite local government shire is, (and I am paraphrasing here) the road is no longer in Corangamite due to redistribution. IF there are any journos out there can I just say RED HERRING RED HERRING RED HERRING, and the ABC have missed it so far. The road still leads to the MP's house and the road resurfacing was paid for by Federal funding. Sure go ahead report McArthur denying all knowledge of the road resurfacing, but please examine the spin from the shire.
Got to go. Be back in a couple of hours.
I'm back and thanks to the always polite Goat, the spelling mistakes have been corrected. But there is sure to be more.
The Age has picked up the "Road-gate" story but there unfortunately isn't a link yet. I haven't seen the hard copy but apparently, according to Cameron from Geelong (who sounded very similar to McMullin's off-sider) it is on p2.
Poor Cameron had to admit he was in the ALP but said he wasn't really involved in the campaign. Well that depends on your definition of "really" doesn't it.
And God bless Australia Post. I just received a love letter from L. Smith from Mentone or possibly Linton telling me what a thug Latham is and I should check p3 of today's Herald Sun (Aug 31). The letter took three weeks to get to my place but considering their wasn't a street name or number on the envelope I'm giving Aus Post two thumbs up for getting here in the first place. Had a quick e-look to see what Mr smith was on about but couldn't find anything. Ah I've wasted enough time on this angry angry man.
According to the US authorities Yosef Islam could not be on the peace plane, but I digress.
And finally John Anderson got an amazingly good run with a photo spread on the Australian's website with lovely nice captions such as "Mr Anderson enjoys a lighter moment", "...he could take a joke", "He mixes well with people on the campaign trail". etc etc.