Yes dear reader, this will be a very brief post. I could make it longer by mentioning politicians I despise, if you want?
Stick with the original plan. It will be no surprise that Greens seem far more honourable politicians than the two big parties, with special mentions for retired Greens leader Bob Brown and the current leader Senator Christine Milne.
Nick Xenophon was elected to the Senate principally on an anti gambling platform yet he has stepped into many controversial areas with policies that seem to be rather full of common sense to me. I was initially very cautious about him, but I hold him in fairly high regard now. Here is a snip from his website.
" I have continued to fight for changes in the key areas of gambling
reform, the water crisis facing Australia, consumer protection, food
security and the destructive impact of cults (especially Scientology)." What is not to love about this bloke?
That he has been banned from entering Malaysia to press the cause for fair democracy surely adds to his credit. I consider him too passionate about causes to ever be a leader, but what a fine person to have in politics. Long may South Australia continue to elect him and he has been effective in parliament.
I know less about Tony Windsor. He seems like an old style Country (National) Party politician, in some ways, yet has become one of the independents who hold the balance of power in our Federal Government. He is not fazed by anything and judges each of his decisions with careful consideration and seems to focus on what is good for the country, rather than what is good for his chances of re-election.Voters may well choose the loose cannon Barnaby Joyce (bottom photo) over Windsor, but they would be making a serious mistake. Careful consideration is surely preferred over loud mouthed populist chatter.