Kevin vs Julia. Post number 2. Sorry if you are bored with it, there is nothing else on telly or the radio and the constant bombardment means I have succumbed to its influence!
Politics never changes. Turbulous times in political circles, lamenting on one side while the other is chuckling behind the scenes…. Turbulous is not a word you will find in many dictionaries, it seems to be an old and little used one. I think it is a great one though and will be trying to inject it onto the household lingo. It would be a great name for a political newspaper wouldn’t it? The Turbulous Times. Accurate too.
This article from 1904 could well be in any Australian paper today talking about the next chapter in the Kevin v Julia battle. Everything except the oyster saloons. Australians gossip in coffee shops now. Much speculation is rife as to the future movements of politicians too. We just wish they would all move away.
The only beneficiary from all of the political to-ing and fro-ing between Kevin and Julia lately will be the telecommunication companies. The telephone of anyone with the slightest bit of influence in Canberra will be running hot day and night right up until 10am on Monday.
No matter how important they believe themselves and their jobs to be, I know the general population would rather see Kevin and Julia fighting to the death gladiator-style for control of the party. I expect Julia would be ecstatic to be fronting Kevin armed with a sword and the freedom to take him out with impunity. I suspect that Kevin on the other hand, would be more likely to talk her to death with his weasel words and double talk and then smack her over the head with his shield when she started to nod off.
Government leadership decided by heads on spikes. That would be far more entertaining than being subjected to any more media speculation and the constant dissection of every insignificant fact and old soundbite. Bring it on!