THE END OF AN ERA OF DECEITFUL WASTE
... and the end of Adam Bandt, too
Four-time Walkley Award winning political commentator and Churchill Fellow, has returned to the fray over concern that the integrity of news dissemination is continually being threatened by a partisan media.
I was disappointed to see David Spears of the SKY Channel select Adam Bandt as his top tip to take the Greens’ leadership. David is normally politically astute. Unfortunately Mr Bandt can never lead the Greens simply because he holds the seat of Melbourne, the only Green seat in the House.
It should be understood that Labor detests the Greens even more than the Coalition does, and the Greens hate both.
Labor has suffered the most from the Greens’ superior political awareness. They have stripped Labor of some of their most treasured seats and are hunting for more.
Coalition seats are rarely lost to the Greens but both major Parties will certainly be campaigning in the seat of Melbourne in order to rid the House of its sole Green Member, and if Bandt had been elected Leader he would have presented as more of a prize catch and a very attractive target for both majors.
Although there is no chance the Libs could ever win the Melbourne seat, they might stand a candidate in order to give their preferences to Labor if only to kill off the sole Green in the House.
The Greens are an annoying, unrepresentative Senate Party... they can never be more than that under the current voting system, or any other system, and for Adam Bandt to be elected Leader when he sits impotent and separated from his ten fellow Senate Members is a proposition even the loony Greens would never entertain.
The hatred Labor has for the Greens should not be underestimated as the Greens have out-manoeuvred them at every turn.
They aligned with Gillard only to get the Carbon tax through then, after the demise of Gillard, they promptly dumped labor because there was no-one left to blackmail, therefore nothing left to be gained.
Labor has a right to feel used.
Bandt’s seat of Melbourne is Arthur Calwell’s old seat that Labor held for more than 100 years. Labor is livid and determined to win it back.
Bandt is a dead man walking and is of little use to the Greens in the House so, any thought of him replacing Milne is an inane proposition.
The most encouraging part of today’s Green Leadership ballot is that we will see a lot less of that drop-kick Sarah Hanson-Young.