Midnight Oil

[Powderworks] PG joins ALP

Nathan Arrowsmith mrnoisy at iprimus.com.au
Wed Jun 9 17:55:50 MDT 2004

I can see the reasons for him joining the ALP, it's a way for him to get
straight to the top, in a position to make some real changes. By joining the
ALP, Pete has a real chance to wield some power in parliament.
He may even be PM in 3-6 years. We live in hope...


----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Rhonda" <kayak at sympatico.ca>
To: "Powderworks" <powderworks at cs-lists.cs.colorado.edu>
Sent: Thursday, June 10, 2004 9:39 AM
Subject: [Powderworks] PG joins ALP

> Following this as closely as possible...trying to get a crash course in
> Australian politics.  The more I Read About It, the more puzzled I am by
> his decision.  Resigning from ACF, applying for a union membership (SMH
> article said it was a prerequisite to joining the ALP), then joining a
> party with values seemingly so at odds with all that he has stood for,
> for so long.
> Forgive me if I'm missing something *really* obvious here, but my
> growing reaction is  - What is he THINKING?
> Anybody know if he's suffered a bump on the head lately?  IMHO, either
> he's really wily and has something up his sleeve, or he's severely
> disillusioned / naive / ???
> -Rhonda
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