Friday, 7 September 2007

Let's get a life

My feeling is that Chaser is a very dangerous political phenomenon ....for politicians that is... you can't live with them and you can't live without them.
Apart form the obvious 'moral' of the could they breach two security points in the biggest lockdown in our history? crystallises for me something about being Australian that I have been trying to put my finger on.
See a hole...and you must try and go through it!
See a restriction... and you must try and get round it
In the process of this, see an hypocrisy...and you must try and expose it.
Forget all the moralising about an ill-defined 'mateship' and a 'fair go', it is about the bravery to be reckless and throwing caution to the wind ...which so often produces startling results.
Apart from the danger that the Chasettes, no doubt, exposed themselves to (what if a trigger happy sniper had been spooked and let fire? .....I wonder if the good people of Sydney were aware that unless they were on their very best behaviour they were in danger of being shot by snipers...)
Any way 9/10 for Downer for laughing it off, 1/10 for Rudd for being po-faced and serious.
20/10 for Licciardello, Morrow, Reucastel et al.
As I say, I suspect the electorate will side with the prank rather than the security debacle.


JahTeh said...

700 people in Bush's entourage and they couldn't keep a few comedians out of range. Now I know why they haven't caught Osama Bin Laden. And it's a good argument to have Apec in one spot, like Christmas Island or Nauru.

stephen clark said...

Yes, I wondered yesterday as I drove through the city how Adelaide would cope with APEC. I guess the answer is it wouldn't!
Christmas Island is a good idea.
Nauru is just a pile of bird poop isn't it?