Thursday, March 3, 2011

Justine Clarke for the Senate?

I am normally a believer in the procedure of the Australian parliament, but yesterday's efforts at a speech performance by South Australian Liberal Senator Mary Jo Fisher (below) really did verge on the bizarre. I thought politicians' staffers were meant to prevent massive gaffes like this... Fortunately in the twelve overnight hours they have woken up enough to remove the following from Senator Fisher's wikipedia entry:

"Fisher proved herself to be mentally deficient when she decided it was an effective debating technique to do the Hokey-Pokey and the Time Warp in the senate during a discussion about a carbon tax." (You can still see it in the "View History" tab)

If this is how the senate operates these days, may I make some nominations for the next election?

This works best if you can run the two videos simultaneously :)

Candidate 1:


versus

Candidate 2:

Let's leave performing to the professionals, Senator Fisher. Your predecessor, Amanda Vanstone, could have told you that.

3 comments:

Jodie at Mummy Mayhem said...

Yup. I saw this on the news last night, and I was rather embarrassed for her.

There's a time and a place for everything...!

PS LOVE Justine Clarke.

_vTg_ said...

The sad thing was that with some better writing and delivery, it could have been a really catchy speech. Definitely not a job for an amateur!!

Maxabella said...

I am just CRINGING right now. She is soooooo embarassing.

The trouble with politics is that all the major nerds from the playground are who we get to vote for. The nerds really will inherit the earth... or at least the government. x

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