Hi hi ho!
Hip! Hip! Hooray!
The national result, the result in Bennelong and the role the Greens played in getting Labor over the line are a clear enough repudiation of Howard’s political ideology.
But especially thanks to Possum (whose site now sports the baseball bat) for helping to keep us sane through the scary last days.
So we’d just like to say to our old mate and penpal, Bob Correll: We’re sorry, Bob that you’ll have to deal with the fact that it was largely your own hard work, in DEWR and as Deputy Secretary in DIC, that was responsible for so much of the swing against the government. I’m sure you’ll be more than aware of just what effective and efficient services are provided to people in search of employment – as we expect you shortly to be – by CentreLink and the Job Network Members you helped to set up. (Perhaps you could show your mate Mick Keelty how to get there.) So vale, Bob, old mate.
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