Tuesday, August 24, 2010

tony, rob and bob

Still no further on with sorting out the hung parliament over here. The situation is very similar to events in the UK earlier this year, although in a country with a much smaller population ( just over 14 million people voted- and voting is mandatory here ) the Independent candidates hold the balance of power....

..... That is 3 blokes called Tony, Rob and Bob.

This gang of 3 are in talks with Gillard and Abbott and these kingmakers will decide who to side with and dictate which party takes power. As rural independents they are interesting characters, old Bob having some particularly peculiar things to say about the state of the country.

"You know we're not allowed to fish much at all, we're not allowed to go camping or shooting or even boiling the billy. We've got a terrible problem with the deadly flying foxes. They're going to kill many more people than Taipan snakes do in Australia."

Above is a video of Bob's election campaign.

Glad 'Bob is on the job' to save us from the terrible flying fox threat.

Rob, on the other hand, makes a mean vegetable pie.

My “life dance card” is pretty full at the moment where its either work or family or sleep, but where possible, I love my downtime with close family and friends, beach and surf, or bush and bikes. My world famous vegetable pie is also ready to be cooked at a moments notice, much to the growing concern of the kids!

He has the square-jawed looks of an American game show host, and apparently is the only MP who wears a tracking device so any constituent with an iPhone or Smartphone can instantly know where he is. Handy for Mrs Rob I suppose, though with 3 kids already and a 4th one on the way she is probably glad that he is anywhere but in the bedroom.

Tony seems quite ordinary- no tracking devices, concerns about flying foxes or famous recipes as far as I can tell.

Basically all 3 are independent for a reason- they despise party politics and have fallen out with labour and liberal so their remit is very much to represent local rural affairs.

It is gripping stuff.

1 comment:

Donna said...

Fiona -you have missed your calling -you really need to go into a job where political analysis is a key skill. I love bob's election video -I watched it without sound first of all -very disturbing!