We are living in interesting political times in Australia at the moment.*
Today the Prime Minister was unsuccessfully challenged for her leadership, which is bad enough during normal political times, but while in the middle of an election campaign it may well be the thing that ends her future leadership aspirations.
Really, very few of us care what goes on in the world of politics, Australians in general maintain a healthy disrespect of any form of authority and putting your hand up to be in charge of everyone pretty much guarantees your popularity reaching all time lows.
Nevertheless, to hear of a bit of infighting amongst our leaders certainly makes us more interested. A bit like sharks when there is blood in the water. 😉
Here is a clip from the hilarious Australian comedy/satire series from 2008, The Hollowmen, about a fictional political advisory unit.
In this clip they are planning a crackdown to draw attention away from other things they would rather weren’t noticed.
“What are we going to target this week? Drugs, illegal immigrants or welfare?”
I expect scenes like this are enacted throughout political offices around the world more than we know. No doubt we will be seeing some sort of crackdown or other distracting event along the same lines soon enough, after all, things aren’t going Julia’s way right now are they?
*I’m still suffering from abysmal internet, hopefully it will be rectified soon and I can start posting normally again! 🙂