Monday 21 January 2013

Western Australia has a State Election coming up soon. Twenty years ago I decided to have a go at becoming a politician myself and, lucky for me, I was unsuccessful 🙂

Am I alone in becoming more cynical as I get older? Politics can be very exciting when one is in the thick of it. I am not sure what that part is that makes it exciting. I am sure power has something to do with it. I would like to believe it is the hope of making a positive difference in the community. Below is a snippet from my election material in 1993. I still believe the same today and try to make a positive impact, even in a small way, in the community I live in today.

State Election 1993

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6 thoughts on “Monday 21 January 2013

  1. I avoid cynicism, Lorraine. The politicians I’ve met are hard-working and generally in the job to make a difference. Even our local member, whose politics are far right of mine, is attentive to his electorate and extremely competent as a Treasurer. I think the exposure we get to Federal politics through televised Question Time doesn’t serve the pollies well. THey are usually better than that.

    • I agree that many of them work very hard. When I was in the Pilbara it wasn’t unusual to see the local MP’s working 70-80 hours a week. I think 17 years working with State Government may have influenced my opinions.

  2. I used to get involved with politics when I was young, and supported them almost as a football team, but in time I got more cynical about national politics. I take what tedwitham says about local politics. In some ways I believe they are different, and many involved in it have a sincere commitment to the community they represent

  3. From time to time, people have urged me to run for office. I ran the other way . . . as fast as I could. Spending my days surrounded by politicians is decidedly unappealing. 😎

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