Tuesday, 7 September 2010
An historic transition in Australian political history today! I watched each of the independents give their speeches to the media about who they were prepared to back to form a minority government. Bob Katter sided with the Coalition but both Tony Windsor and Rob Oakshot supported Labor. What struck me was the thoughtful way in which each outlined their reasoning. There was a measure of wisdom rarely seen in politicians! I particularly liked the way Rob Oakshot referred to the "going home to my children" test of his decision. Never has the articulation of what makes a wise decision been more evident in political discourse than today!
What did you think about independents day?