I honesty do not know how anyone can take politicians seriously.
I mean, seriously??
I'm not that into politics.
I grew up with parents who where heavily into politics,
and while some kids follow their parents' interests,
this interest couldn't be further from my interest!
I was watching Q&A last night on ABC, as I often do.
It's a fun social experience these days if you add Twitter to the mix.
I try to keep mildly informed.
I do not read newspapers because I trust journalists even less than I trust politicians.
And I do not trust politicians as far as I could throw them...not far!
I know it makes a huge difference to some people who is running the country.
To me, not so much.
My life doesn't change very much when when one party is ousted and another takes over.
Truthfully, I think everyone should get a go, keep changing it up, keep everyone on their toes, keep more people happy.
The same government (which ever one) for too long is not good, in my opinion.
I grew up thinking that only one side was right, the other side was always wrong.
And if 'the other side' won, the world would end.
The 'other side' did win when I was about 12 or 13.
The way all the grown ups around me were talking, I was expecting some kind of darkness to descend.
I felt sick.
I thought life as I knew it was over.
But when nothing (and I mean nothing) changed, I realized it doesn't matter so much.
Politicians all look the same and talk the same to me.
All I hear is blah blah, blah blah blah.
I'm better than you, no, I'm better than you, no, I'm better than you, wanna bet? OK....election!
I don't think politicians care much about doing anything of much benefit at all.
I think they have three major priorities...
1. Put down the other side as often as possible.
2. Say and do anything to ensure being elected or re-elected.
3. Listen to the people and act upon their needs and wants.
However, I think they spend so much time on numbers 1 and 2 that they rarely, if ever, get to number 3.
It's pitiful watching grown-ups bickering and squabbling they way they do.
If I wanted to hear that kind of behaviour I'd go to the local school playground.
And to be honest I'd much rather hear that behaviour from children.
It's totally unbecoming from adults.
So pollies, unless you have something constructive to say, I'm sorry,
I have my fingers in my ears and I can't hear you....
nah nah nah nah nah :-P