Tuesday, December 02, 2008

Another One Down

Today's politicians are quite different to yesteryears. In most ways they were the same, but in some ways they were quite different. So I lament the passing of a neighbour, Frank Crean.

I used to see him on a tram in St Kilda Road often and exchanged greetings with him once or twice. Gentleman is a word not favoured in today's times, but he truly was.

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  1. That was a different era for politicans when Government and Opposition members would share a beer at the end of the week's exertions.

    Listening to Question Time nowadays is a sickening experience in childish point scoring with the Country's interests nowhere to be seen nor heard.

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  2. Mum and Dad knew him personally for many years and always said the same thing - he was a true gentleman (and that his son didn't have a patch on him).
    Dad was sad to hear of his death last night.

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  3. Victor, do you think the televising of Parliament is part of the cause?

    I have not seen Mr Crean for ages Jayne, so I suspected he was not too long for the world. He used to shop at Prahran Market.

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  4. Both the late Frank and the late Jim Cairns (though seemingly poles apart) both fit the term 'gentleman'.

    Both gentle men.

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  5. I liked Crean better. He always looked smarter than Cairns. Nothing like an old dude in a three piece with pinstripes.

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