Whenever we travel interstate we always make a point of buying a copy of the local newspaper. We find it useful when it comes to jotting these notes to understand what the hot topics are – what is on the mind of the man on the street, what families are discussing around the kitchen table – in the city we are visiting.
Imagine our delight when we purchased a copy of The Advertiser (or the ‘Tizer as it is affectionately known in Adelaide) at Adelaide Airport yesterday morning to see the headline “BACKLASH.”
What could it all mean? Something to do with Kevin from Brisbane perhaps? Or maybe a response to the new policy on uranium mining unveiled by the Australian Labor Party at the weekend?
Nope. Much more exciting than that. It was local celebrity Nicole Cornes [who?] and her woeful performance before the cameras for her first press conference as the new ALP candidate for the electorate of Boothby [where that?]
Whether she deserved the bad press or not we don’t know. In fact we don’t care. The scandal of it according to the local media is that Ms. Cornes hadn’t briefed herself on ALP policy and annoyed the press by asking them not to ask her any difficult questions.
It appears that she was unable to express an opinion on anything either because she didn’t know the answer or didn’t know what her new party’s position was on the matter.
Our only comment on this is that maybe it would be better for everyone if more politicians were like Ms. Cornes – it may make for a whole lot less nonsense being spoken.
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