Tuesday, 3 August 2010

Politicians and elections

We're coming up on an election in Australia, and I'm already more informed than usual about this one because I know the date more than a week in advance. But I want to know more from our potential representatives this time. I want to know why they want this particular servant position. I want to know what specific humility makes them perfect for the job. I suspect the only thing they have to tell me is that they are the alternative to that horrid person over there from the opposing party.

I guess what I'm trying to say is that elections make me feel simultaneously uninformed, antisocial and somewhat ashamed of humanity's lowest common denominator. But I really would like to know what they stand for (as opposed to what and who they stand against) and whether they are prepared to do what's right over what's popular.

Mokalus of Borg

PS - I've considered emailing the candidates.
PPS - But I rarely make it two sentences before it turns to berating.


Erin Marie said...

I've got a proforma email/letter that I'll send across to you at some point this week that you can send out.

Basically it's a 'Hi. These are the issues I'm interested in and will be basing my vote upon. Discuss.'

John said...

Thanks, that should help a bit, as long as I can figure out what issues matter most to me.

Charles said...

I think you should just berate them and threaten them with a zombie plague that you will unleash at your time of choice.


John said...

Another interesting approach. Perhaps I could vote for the one that makes the funniest response to a threatened zombie plague.