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Old Aug 10th 2013, 12:11 pm
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I wonder what possessed this lady to stand for parliament in the first place?

http://au.news.yahoo.com/election/a/...n-sarah-palin/

A wise counsel would have steered her away from a TV interview surely?

At least she won't be door-stepping anyone in the remainder of the campaign now.

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Scary thought is if she is a citizen she is eligible for jury service.
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Old Aug 10th 2013, 11:19 pm
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She did make a mistake (primarily with her political views/affiliation and latterly getting spooked in an interview). Where were her political party in all of this? Why was she not drilled and prepared weeks in advance of going in front of a camera?

That said the lady is 27, at 27 I was busy getting drunk and chasing skirt rather than trying to run for a seat in Parliament. In that respect I may opt to hold back on the ridicule.
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Old Aug 11th 2013, 12:29 am
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One Nation isn't really a Political party as such, I think it exists simply to rake in the tens of thousands of dollars of expense money that gets paid to them, even if they don't win a single seat.
"serial pest" Pleen Hansen (Stroya, moi Stroya forever) is a good example of this.

In the UK do candidates still have to put up a deposit? I remember on election night you'd hear things like "Blackpool: Conservatives 25000, Labour 18000 and it looks like the Liberal Candidate has lost his deposit".

Long overdue to bring this system in here.
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Originally Posted by Charismatic View Post
She did make a mistake (primarily with her political views/affiliation and latterly getting spooked in an interview). Where were her political party in all of this? Why was she not drilled and prepared weeks in advance of going in front of a camera?

That said the lady is 27, at 27 I was busy getting drunk and chasing skirt rather than trying to run for a seat in Parliament. In that respect I may opt to hold back on the ridicule.
A mistake?

"I don't oppose Islam as a country,
“Less than 2% of Australians follow haram”
"Jews aren't under Haram, they have their own religion which follows Jesus Christ,"
"They don't have a tax on it, they've just got a certain way of making it where Haram has a tax on the food,"

http://www.news.com.au/national-news...-1226693452708
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In the UK do candidates still have to put up a deposit? I remember on election night you'd hear things like "Blackpool: Conservatives 25000, Labour 18000 and it looks like the Liberal Candidate has lost his deposit".

Long overdue to bring this system in here.
You still get the BNP and the Monster Raving Loony Party so perhaps a deposit doesn't help?
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You still get the BNP and the Monster Raving Loony Party so perhaps a deposit doesn't help?
From UK Parliament web site.

<A sum of money paid by candidates in an election. The deposit is forfeited in the event of a candidate not gaining (polling) a certain percentage of the total votes. Deposits are supposed to deter candidates who are not serious from standing for parliamentary election. The deposit is currently £500 and is forfeited if a candidate polls less than 5% of the vote.>
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From UK Parliament web site.

<A sum of money paid by candidates in an election. The deposit is forfeited in the event of a candidate not gaining (polling) a certain percentage of the total votes. Deposits are supposed to deter candidates who are not serious from standing for parliamentary election. The deposit is currently £500 and is forfeited if a candidate polls less than 5% of the vote.>
I'm not saying there isn't a deposit system, I'm saying it doesn't deter idiots.
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I'm not saying there isn't a deposit system, I'm saying it doesn't deter idiots.
It was £1500, and it still didn't stop them..
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I bet anyone on this thread that she'll do well in the election and get a whole load of votes. Shades of Ipswich and another racist ******** from the 1990's comes to mind.
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I bet anyone on this thread that she'll do well in the election and get a whole load of votes. Shades of Ipswich and another racist ******** from the 1990's comes to mind.
She's pulled out of the election though hasn't she? Agreed though...this is Queensland, she wouldn't have lost her deposit!
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I wonder what possessed this lady to stand for parliament in the first place?

http://au.news.yahoo.com/election/a/...n-sarah-palin/

A wise counsel would have steered her away from a TV interview surely?

At least she won't be door-stepping anyone in the remainder of the campaign now.
Obviously this person is a moron, so the real question is what agency set her up to put herself forward like this, like some preposterous stereotype?
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Stupidity and ignorance isn't limited to fringe parties. For example when Joh Bjelke Petersen's missus Flo stood for the Senate, and got in, she was almost as bad as the young woman in question here.

For example:

"As you will be travelling overseas you may well have to field questions on foreign policy, for example what is your understanding of the current position of Norodom Sihanouk [Cambodian Monarch}

"Oh, what company does he work for?"

When in London on a State Visit with Joh

"The Prime Minister cordially invites you to come to dinner"

"Oh, I didn't realise Bob Hawke was in London at the moment"
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Originally Posted by Mike at Taree View Post
Stupidity and ignorance isn't limited to fringe parties. For example when Joh Bjelke Petersen's missus Flo stood for the Senate, and got in, she was almost as bad as the young woman in question here.

For example:

"As you will be travelling overseas you may well have to field questions on foreign policy, for example what is your understanding of the current position of Norodom Sihanouk [Cambodian Monarch}

"Oh, what company does he work for?"

When in London on a State Visit with Joh

"The Prime Minister cordially invites you to come to dinner"

"Oh, I didn't realise Bob Hawke was in London at the moment"
The Joh and Flo show - I found them hilarious, but I probably wouldn't have if I was a banana bender. Some of Joh's wisdom:

On finances under Gough Whitlam: "Australia is bankrupt. It is even worse than that."

On human rights: "What's the ordinary man in the street got to do with it?"

On condoms: "We don't want any of that sort of thing up here."

On press criticisms: "The greatest thing that could happen to the state and nation is when we get rid of all the media ... then we could live in peace and tranquility and no one would know anything."

And my favourite, Joh's take on the Hawke/Keating slogan "Let's Stick Together"

“Who wants to stick together with them and get your stick feet, you know, if you get, stick foot on sticky paper, you get both of them on, you fall over and Mr Hawke asks us to stick with him. You put your foot on sticky paper with him, he’s, and Keating, his government’s got their feet on sticky paper, my word, they have.”

Ah, they don't make 'em like that anymore
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