AMID the endless coverage of Australia’s prime ministerial blockbuster this week, the most astute comment came from independent MP Tony Windsor.
Asked how exciting he had found Wednesday night’s shenanigans in Canberra, Windsor confessed he hadn’t – because he had spent the night watching State of Origin II.
There speaks the voice of reason.
When even a man intimately involved in the balance of a nation’s leadership is more interested in a game of football it perfectly sums up how tiresome the former had become.
It also assures Tony of my vote should I ever move to the New South Wales electorate of New England (which I might have to if the Poms win the Ashes) and if he comes out of retirement.
On a night when the national media assumed we were all gripped by what was happening to the Feds, the only Fed generating any genuine interest was the one going out to Ukraine’s world No.116 Sergiy Stakhovsky in the second round of Wimbledon.
Of course, Labor wasn’t the only dysfunctional Australian team which had controversially changed leader so close to a day of judgment.
As a South Australian redhead was exiting one national hotseat, a South Australian baldie was arriving in another, with Darren Lehmann hoping he doesn’t get run out by a supposed teammate in the same fashion as Julia Gillard.
So on the day the Sunshine State was bathing in the glory of that Origin win, which so captivated Windsor, the coach of Queensland’s cricket team and the state’s highest profile MP were settling in to top jobs.
The Boof and the Boofhead. Shrek and Prince Charming (fresh from his betrayal of another ranga, Princess Fiona).
Windsor’s comment speaks volumes, and not just about the Maroons’ impressively low tackle count.
Yes, yes, I suppose a change of Prime Minister is reasonably important news, but, be honest, a couple of weeks away from the start of back-to-back Ashes series, how many of us are more interested in the performance of Steven Smith with Australia A than Stephen Smith with Labor A?
Surely more Aussies would be hanging on the fate of Kevin Pietersen than Kevin Rudd, Graeme Swann than Wayne Swan, LBW not-outs than NBN roll-outs.
You can keep your tedious Rudd v Abbott showdown, a lesser-of-two-evils scenario if ever there was one. I’ll be happy watching Djokovic v Murray, Froome v Evans, Geale v Barker and Siddle v Cook.
Pass the remote Windso.
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