Ben Peek (benpeek) wrote,
Ben Peek

Gillard vs Abbott

Last night, Julia Gillard and Tony Abbott appeared for their political farce, aided and abetted by the media, who asked inane questions, pushed not at all, and allowed the term fair dinkum to be used to such an extent that cultural cringe became cool, once again.

But wait, I may tell you what I really think.

See, I got thinking, as I was watching this poor excuse for a debate, though not really about issues. For the most part, it felt like I was watching their press releases, as monitored by a pink and blue worm, one for girls, and one for boys. I'm not quite sure what the point was, for as far as I could see, neither gender went against the other. But as I was watching, I realised, slowly, about something that is very rarely talked about. Excited, I started texting my friends, to hear what they thought. Had I done it? Had I come up with a new political observation that would propel me into a state in which I might leave the apathy that exists around me and proclaim that no, it's not true, democracy isn't dead, that it is alive, and that these two figures are the best representations we could possibly have of it?


However, I did think that Julia Gillard and Tony Abbott kinda, sorta, maybe, really, no, really, do kinda look alike:


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