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Politicians and their sleazy little games…

24 Sep

Get over it Iemma, and try to be a bit less incompetent when it comes to road tunnels, hospitals, schools, and then explain why, according to today’s paper, police are leaving the service faster than they can be recruited. Look, it’s not that I support the Opposition either; far from it. But this latest bit of orchestrated sleaze directed against Liberal Party candidate Greg Smith inspires nothing but loathing.

The organised attacks began within hours of Greg Smith, SC, winning pre-selection for the state election on March 24. Until then, Mr Smith, 58, had been a highly regarded law man who had risen to become the state’s deputy public prosecutor and was in charge of the NSW Department of Public Prosecutions when its director, Nicholas Cowdery, QC, was on leave.

Police Minister Carl Scully referred Mr Smith to the Independent Commission Against Corruption over allegations of corrupt conduct, and he has been taunted in Parliament by cabinet ministers and Labor MPs as a protector of an alleged child pornographer and a pedophile.

The allegations against Mr Smith are doubly vile because he is a devout Catholic, a devoted husband of 35 years, the proud father of five grown children and president of the St Thomas More Society, the fraternity of Catholic judges, barristers and solicitors…

The win-win for Coalition leader Peter Debnam coincided with a poll showing the Coalition had drawn ahead of Labor by an election-winning margin of 54 per cent to 46 per cent. Labor was spooked.

The tightly knit team in charge of organising Labor’s re-election decided to retaliate…

In this electorate we have Clover Moore, so our vote won’t make much difference, but there is no way I would vote either Labor or Liberal at the next state election. I wouldn’t vote Labor because Iemma and company have disqualified themselves over this; I wouldn’t vote Liberal because the hyenas have taken them over. Sad.


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2 responses to “Politicians and their sleazy little games…

  1. marcelproust

    September 24, 2006 at 10:57 pm

    I’m surprised that you should swallow:
    “The allegations against Mr Smith are doubly vile because he is a devout Catholic, a devoted husband of 35 years, the proud father of five grown children and president of the St Thomas More Society, the fraternity of Catholic judges, barristers and solicitors”
    as any particular claim to merit, sympathy or even grounds on which to state that the allegations have any particular vileness beyond the single.
    I wouldn’t waste too much of my breath or ink or fingerstrokes sticking up for Greg Smith SC if I were you. Unsurprisingly, Smith is a prosecutor (and not in the relatively enlightened Cowdery mode at all). He is an uber-catholic and right-to-life campaigner preselected by a bunch of West Pennant Hills Lebanese Maronites (not that there is anything wrong with that, other than when they are gathered together specially to select who our MPs should be) and the David Clarke (right) wing of the Liberal party.
    I doubt if Mr Smith will ever spend too much time sticking up for you.

     
  2. Owner

    September 25, 2006 at 8:21 am

    I was not sticking up for him (“I wouldn’t vote Liberal because the hyenas have taken them over”), but rather I was peeved by the time being wasted in Parliament and the degree of sleaze in the tactics used, probably on both sides. It’s not a good look.

     
 
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