September 18, 2005

well, happy election

For the most part, I thought that was a damn fine example of people voting for a government. I'm very disappointed that the high enrolment rate didn't result in a commensurate turn out.

I wonder if the McGillicuddies would have provided an effective protest vote outcome if they had been standing. I miss them. Something must be done!

I'd also like to say I don't think I've ever seen any defeated leader look quite so dead in the eyes as Don Brash looked tonight. I imagine he'll recover tonight and push back with more spark tomorrow, but there was nothing there tonight. I'm kinda sad. His "I'm not conceeding yet" speach indicated to me that he was most hurt by his perceived loss of the integrity competition. I doubt many things about Don, but I'm clear that he wants to see himself as an honourable man. Many shades of Bill Rowling and Geoffrey Palmer there somewhere....

Posted by carla at September 18, 2005 01:37 AM
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