Midnight Oil

Subject: +Re:Something like this
From: Toby Bettridge
Date: 28/08/2010, 12:53 am
To: powderworks@yahoogroups.com.au

The way I see it is that Peter went into politics not for the money or the fame (he needed neither) and the environment minister can hardly be seen as a position of power. So the compromises he has made means that either he is not very good as a politician or that the political system is a juggernaut that rolls on in its own direction regardless of what well intentioned people try and do.

The former would be a shame for Peter and the latter would be a shame for all of us because if Peter is good and the policies that get enacted are still bad despite his efforts then we're in bigger trouble than we thought.