What a dilemma! Normally I would vote for this bloke in the forthcoming council elections, well the party anyway. He is the Green candidate for the new Junction ward in City of Port Phillip. He is a very respected Greens Party member who has been around for a long time. Read about John Middleton here. I used to be inclined to never trust a man with a beard until Sedgwick came along. He firmed up my opinion. But still, I reckon John Middleton would do an excellent job on local council, and it would be nice to shut the already standing candidate Gross Dick up for a bit.
But things are a bit more complicated this election with an Unchain St Kilda candidate. Regardless of what they say, they are a single issue group, that is devoted to stopping the over development of the St Kilda triangle site. But I would also guess that they have pretty green leanings too. And, if they are against the triangle redevelopment, they will probably be keen to reign in the bastard VCAT. I would thoroughly approve of that. This is the Unchain St Kilda candidate, Anna Griffiths.As I am in a dilemma about who to vote for, I must focus on the important issues.
John is standing if front of a bit of boring green shrubbery, whereas Anna is front of the Blackie Ironmonger stand at Junction Oval. (Just realised Ann, you have been reading my blog since at least June 2006)
Anna has a good haircut and good hair colour. John has little hair.
Clearly neither of them use botox.
John is in a suit, but Anna is wearing a smart jacket. Both are wearing Melbourne black, so nothing there to pick from.
But I not against John. He has an open friendly smile, whereas Anna's looks a bit too superior.
John attempts to hide his poor vision with almost un-noticeable spectales, whereas Anna makes a statement with hers.
Divided left votes can be very helpful to sitting status quo incumbents, so come on folks, help me out here. Who should I vote for?
I am not going to do the research, but I seem to recall, an old sitting St Kilda council was rolled by a protest group coalition in the eighties, and someone with an heavy arts background, Mary Lou Jellbart, ended up as mayor.