Thursday, March 16, 2006

2006 Trot Guide Update #2.5

"There was a famous jockey that never lost a race. When asked how he achieved this, he replied, 'I whisper in the horse's ear: Roses are red, violets are blue. Horses that lose are made into glue.'"

In which case, the Socialist Alliance deserves to be taken off to the knackery. Well, that's what SA candidate John Tattersall's performance in the recent Victoria Park by-election would suggest. Tatttersall got just 127 votes or 0.81% of the total. Given the DSP's public enthusiasm for the SA, I half-expect to read an article in the Green Left Weakly pointing out the good news: Tattersall beat "van Lieshout" (41 votes or 0.26%) and "Ward" (84 votes or 0.54%). Or perhaps they'd rather pass over in silence election results of which they'd rather not speak...