today was an amazing day for australian politics and it was kind of hilariously depressing for me.
i am one of what seems to be a very small number of left leaning people in my workplace, for those who might not know, that means "my" party is in power and "their" party is not. the conservatives seem pretty concerned about a change of leadership in what is not their preferred government. what stuns me is this, they're not happy because their party isnt in power, how can they be even more not happy when the party they already hate changes it's leader?
there were some choice statements
"she's unfeminine and ugly"
what i imagined i said: looked in the mirror lately sweetheart? and if you wear nicer clothes will that make you better at your job??
"i liked the other guy cos he went for walks a lot"
i'll forgive you saying that because you must have heard your parents say it but thinking that your parents might be saying that is a real worry
"i liked the other guy because he went to major sporting events"
would you have thought he was a great prime minister if he loved the arts??
"now we have women as governor general, state premier and prime minister and the country is still going down hill"