If you have any poo – fling it now
Posted by Possum Comitatus on November 20, 2007
I was wondering when it would come to this.
Forget the usual suspects talking about the closeness of the election result, when a party pulls a high risk play like alleging 13 Labor candidates are ineligible to stand for Parliament, and foreshadow legal challenges after the election – you know things are looking bleak.
Sour grapes do not play well with the electorate, threatening to bring in lawyers to try and overturn the election result looks bitter. Not accepting the umpires decision, and threatening to take your bat and ball and go home looks pathetic.
This action reinforces every negative perception that’s been plaguing the Coalition for years – you would truly have to be in a desperate political position to even consider doing such a thing.
If the contest really was coming down to a seat by seat battle in the marginals as some of the Coalition spruikers have been prattling on with lately, this announcement would simply have never been made. The big danger of acting like a bunch of monkeys is the electorate tends to start treating you that way.
If the order from Coalition central is “if you have any poo – fling it now”, what additions to the fecal framing can we expect over the next few days?