I don't feel like writing a lot tonight, Too much to do, so just a few things.
This photo from Gordon Smith is simply entitled Red-necked wallabies.
It's not one of his best photos in a technical sense, but i do think that it captures the relationship between mother and child.
Here in Australia, the latest opinion polls suggest that that the fall in support for the PM among men has dragged total ALP support down to close to a new low. To my knowledge, this scale of gender polarisation is unusual in Australian politics. Even my Labor feminist female friends who greeted the now famous misogyny speech with such glee have been generally silent on the latest speech.
In the meantime Kevin, I will come back but only if you ask me nicely, Rudd has been out trying to woo the electorate and his caucus colleagues.
Seriously Kevin, I know that Therese picks your ties, but what were your thinking?! On a day in Canberra when the colour of men's ties is being so closely scrutinised, couldn't you think?
Talking to eldest tonight, she said (and I paraphrase a little) that she would like to give them all a good spanking. She is not alone in that view.
Perhaps Mummy Wallaby above should be given a broader training role!
Maybe I am getting a little jaundiced at the moment: Labor is imploding over tie colours; the Liberals want to excise Australia from anything that might be perceived as a danger to Australia, even if it means relocating the continent to another planet; the Greens want to ban anything that might offer danger even if the ban creates more dangers; Clive Palmers Palmer United (Australia) Party appears to be wrestling over basic questions such as who will fund the corporate jet; and so it goes on.
Sorry, but in the meantime, a few of us are interested in basic but perhaps trivial question. Like, for example, where you are taking or want to take the country. Get real, that's all I can say. Please tell us, so that we can discuss.
Is that too much to ask? If you don't tell us, we might be forced to think for ourselves. And then where would you be?