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What would have happened if they had just been honest? If they had discarded the spin and the constant avoidance of answers? What if they told us the truth even if we didn’t like it?

What if they had told us the boats will keep coming, we’re deep in debt and a little panicky about the future. What if they told us taxes had to rise, even a little or our hospitals were in a mess and it was too big to fix? If they had admitted to failures regarding our Kev and letting mousey men with greedy agendas run our government, embarrassing us all, would we punish them or forgive them?  Would we have the guts to vote for the ones with integrity or do we actually like the spin?

Are we happy with our heads in the sand, with hospitals running on empty, with schools underfunded, teachers undervalued and small businesses squashed by the giants of big business? Wouldn’t it be nice to know if we were smart or if we were happy to be ignorant, as a people? To have someone who did what they said; one who valued the poor and the suffering. A leader who was brave enough to address questions directly, stumping  challenging journalists by answering honestly.

Can you imagine an Australian Prime Minister with the guts to say it how it is, to have a laugh, to have a heart and focus on big and small picture with passion and integrity? Where are you right now? Are you five years old? Are you seventeen?

Will we hope, can we hope for a change in the spin, in the ‘white lies’, in the sand-in-head planting behaviour? I am no political know-it-all or savvy reporter-type. I am a regular person who is tired of the same old, same old politicians who really are all cast out of the same mold.

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