Hello all you people directed here by your google searches for ‘Nicole Cornes’. And my goodness what a lot of you there are. Welcome.
So, since you asked, my gripe is not a personal one with Nicole Cornes. I think I’ve pointed that out. I don’t know her from a bar of soap except via the columns I can no longer bear to read. No, it’s not personal.
My gripe is with a political party that has so little respect for the punters that it will put up someone because they think she has a profile (I really do think we should lose this ‘celebrity’ tag – Susan Sarandon is a celebrity), rather than someone who thinks about political things. For example, my interpretation of her answer to the tariffs question in the paper yesterday is that she isn’t entirely sure what a tariff is. Which is something I picked up in year eleven economics and the average student would surely stumble across it over the course of a law degree.
I feel that Nicole has been let down by the ALP as has the electorate. Why on earth was she spoken to on Friday morning then splashed across the papers on Sunday? Induction and training, peeps. Successful HR tools.
Apparently, Mr Rudd is now too embarrassed to come and visit us this week! And I can just hear the phone conversation between the Kevins right now ‘Kevin? It’s Kevin here. Yeah, the one who masterminded such candidates as Maxine McKew in John Howard’s electorate. A word in your shell-like if you’ve got a moment…’. (can’t find the article online, you’ll have to look in the hard copy of the paper).
Nicole, if that’s you, I won’t think any less of you if you change your mind and decide not to run. Bloody hell, I would have changed my mind by now. I’ve had ideas which I thought were good and ended up being quite shit. The repurcussions weren’t so public, but there you go.
I wish I could introduce you to my mum. She’d have some very wise words for you, I’m sure. Anyhoo, that is all I have to say on the matter. For now.
Youse with the gov.au ISP addresses should get back to work now. But before you do, do have a bit more of a look around the blog, – just down there a bit, you’ll see I’m looking for a phone charger with specific requirements. If you know where I can find one, you will let me know, won’t you?