At least that is less annoying than it would have been to get an SMS from Mike Baird while I was watching the footy last night. According to the SMH many folk weren't as lucky. If they were Rabbitoh supporters they'd have been really gutted: team gets flogged and cop a spam text!
The current sportsbet market is $1.01 for the Coalition and $21.00 for Labour. (By the way I do know the Party spells its name without a 'u' but that is merely an example of the impact of a poor education system so I ignore it!) In the same way that I regarded an earlier price of $12 as good value but essentially meant you'd do your dough, I reckon only the numerator in the fraction changes - the answer is still that you'd do your dough.
And so it was.
To some extent it was a contest between two invisible men. Baird did a brilliant job of keeping the Monk out of the campaign - apparently he was too busy signing cheques to fund the campaign promises. Unfortunately the other MIA was the Leader of the Opposition, Luke - Who? - Foley. If he is still Leader in 4 years time I will be amazed. By way of example consider this quote:
Opposition Leader Luke Foley's declaration that "normal service had to be returned" in NSW politics.So getting thumped by the Coalition is now normal?
There were a dense crop of a-frames outside the booth:
By about midnight on the day the swing in our electorate was a whole 0.1% to the ALP! This probably reflects the efforts of John Barilaro over the past 4 years (as well as the two factors mentioned above). If he keeps that up he has probably got a job for life. It will be interesting how many of the promised loin chops:
- New Police Station for Queanbeyan
- a squillion dollars spent on the local roads ...
The biggest loser is the environment. No ban on CSG but land clearance gets a big go ahead. While the Greens seem to have done OK, their presence in the Chamber will do nothing to upset the greedy sods on the Government benches. To make matters worse it looks as though the Shooters and Fishers Party will have at least one of their troglodytic members back in the Council.