[Powderworks] Re: PG joins ALP
mcowd at mars.ocs.mq.edu.au
Wed Jun 9 21:10:15 MDT 2004
I'm not sure but I think it died.
There seem to be a lot of single issue party that pop up around election
time & never get heard of again!
----- Original Message -----
From: "Rhonda" <kayak at sympatico.ca>
To: "Matthew Cowdery" <mcowd at mars.ocs.mq.edu.au>
Sent: Thursday, June 10, 2004 12:54 PM
Subject: Re: [Powderworks] Re: PG joins ALP
> Hi Matt,
> Now that you mention it, I do remember reading it was a very close one
> and he didn't lose by far...pardon my ignorance, but is the Nuclear
> Disarmament Party still around, or was it just kind of one of those
> "party of the moment" things that faded away once the Cold War was over?
> Matthew Cowdery wrote:
> >Pete only just missed out in '84 - he didn't get in because Labor changed
> >their preferences so that he didn't get any secondary votes.
> >----- Original Message -----
> >From: "Rhonda" <kayak at sympatico.ca>
> >To: <powderworks at cs-lists.cs.colorado.edu>
> >Sent: Thursday, June 10, 2004 12:17 PM
> >Subject: [Powderworks] Re: PG joins ALP
> >>Hi Nathan,
> >>I hope you're right...it just seemed mighty odd to me and almost
> >>"sell-off" 'ish for him to be joining the ranks of one once considered
> >>the enemy. He struck me more as the type that would live and die with
> >>the Greens or similar rather than do something like this. Numerous
> >>articles have stated it will be tough for him to change the basic
> >>ideology of the ALP from within, there's just too many potential
> >>clashes. Personally, and this is only my opinion, I think he's setting
> >>himself up for a big disappointment and possible crash of his political
> >>career. But maybe I'm totally wrong and not giving him enough
> >>credit....I'd love to see him as PM but not at the cost of sacrificing
> >>or even watering down his green values.
> >>PS...can't remember who asked and too tired to go look, but Pete ran for
> >>the Nuclear Disarmament Party in 1984. Apparently his defeat came not
> >>too long before the Goat Island concert - he's wearing the shirt at the
> >>show. I think Rob also had a sticker saying something like "this is a
> >>nuclear-free zone" on his drums, too...it shows in some of the shots.