There is one person in our fair state of Victoria who I really detest with a passion and that is ex Premier Jeff Kennett.
He and his privately educated ilk, with their huge bank balances, bullying and overbearing manners and born to rule attitude without a stuff in hell for anyone less fortunate, and that is all it is, the luck of the draw, deserve more than a bullet in the head. Something much slower and painful like a twenty four hour acid bath.
However, in his time in public life and all the evil things he did, I do not recall Kennett as being overtly homophobic. Perhaps you can provide me of instances that I have forgotten, and of course the Tasty night club raid happened under his government. Hah, the cops thought they had free reign under his government. At the end of the day, it was taxpayers who paid the compensation to the victims.
I digress. The gay, so called community, has been up in arms over comments Kennett made about the sacking of a bi-sexual football coach/trainer. It would seem that Kennett linked homosexuality with paedophilia by saying , not a precise quote, that having this bi-sexual football trainer having interaction with young men was like leaving a paedophile in charge of children. I am sure any of my regular readers knows what nonsense this is and that there is no connection between homosexuality and paedophilia.
After hearing the accused interviewed at length today, I think the bloke is a victim of homophobia (I don't use that word lightly) and country towns can be very homophobic. I know.
You know, in these omnipresent media times, it is all about appearances and how you are seen and what you say. It is not about what you really think. I don't know what Kennett really thinks, but by his public performance on this matter, he is unfit to hold public office and should immediately resign his public positions, especially as a leader of the Hawthorn football club, but most importantly as a representative of Beyond Blue, an org to lobby and educate on the mental illness of depression.
As for Kennett fancying his chances as Lord Mayor of the City of Melbourne, I will lobby and activate like I never have before to prevent it.