What a Week!
So, how about this week, then? Did you expect to go back to the future again with Kevin 07?
I must admit all Wednesday night I sat glued to ABC1 to watch it all unfold. For those living under a rock or living on the other side of the world, Wednesday saw our previous Prime Minister return to the top job by challenging the woman who had deposed him 3 years before.
It was messy and dramatic and possibly completely unnecessary. And I loved every moment.
You see, I’m a sucker for political drama and intrigue – I even enjoy watching election coverage (sad but true!)
3 years ago I vividly remember watching similar scenes when Julia Gillard successfully challenged Kevin Rudd for leadership of the Labor Party, thus challenging for the position of Prime Minister as well.
It was more than surreal to watch it all happen all over again this week, this time, with the opposite result.
To be honest, I have mixed feelings about it all. I felt bad for Kevin the first time around. I was moved by his concession speech and I thought it was bad form to depose a first term Prime Minister.
Yet I was also proud to have our first female PM. It was great to see such a strong role model for women and girls everywhere. I did not like the way she came to power but I did deeply respect Julia Gillard as a politician.
So, while in a way the events of Wednesday rectified an earlier wrong (in a way) it also left a bad taste in my mouth and left me, like so many others, wondering when the Labor party would start to look outside of itself and stop the self-destruction and annihilation.
Call me naive, but I would love to see less self-interest and far more passion and concern for the community in our politicians. Do you agree?
Anyway, while the week was rather strange, it was also quite funny. Again, the makers of memes had a field day and came up with some corkers below:
Like a train wreck, it’s hard to look away…
What are your feelings over the events in Canberra over the last week? Do you even care?