If politicians were like mummy bloggers

by Veronica on February 23, 2012

in Gotta Laugh

– There would be no talk of a leadership spill before it happened.

– The entire spill and speculation would happen via email.

– There would be no face to face discussion about it. Ever.

– The Australian people wouldn’t know what happened until Julia and Kevin refuse to attend the same event.

– Someone will be left standing on their soapbox screeching about “the good of the community” and how “they’re TEARING US APART”.

– Support will be silently given and received.

– Any information made public will have an overtone of “we know what’s best for everyone, so follow along and don’t worry about a thing”.

– The second-in-command will let the power go to their head, and end up trying to micro-manage the ensuing conversation.

– Everyone else will be entirely confused about what is happening, but they will all agree that it was a terrible terrible thing and please can’t we just move on.


– At the end of the day, you will be left with split factions, who seem to think that they control some sort of power.

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Fiona February 23, 2012 at 9:35 am


Totally like the labor party

Fern February 23, 2012 at 9:38 am

I lol’d 🙂

Dorothy @ Singular Insanity February 23, 2012 at 9:40 am

LOL! I needed a laugh this morning 🙂

frogpondsrock February 23, 2012 at 9:45 am

You forgot the frantic DMs and the tweets saying I just sent you a DM. lolololol

Sharon A. February 23, 2012 at 9:46 am

Love it! ROFL!

louisa February 23, 2012 at 9:48 am

I am laughing my head off reading this. LOVE it!!!

Marita February 23, 2012 at 10:10 am

ROFL ain’t that the truth.

Tara@OurWhirlwindAdventures February 23, 2012 at 11:32 am

Best thing I’ve read all day!
Thanks for the laugh!! Xx

kelley @ magnetoboldtoo February 23, 2012 at 11:44 am

I am totally confused about what is happening on all counts…

Kathy February 23, 2012 at 11:47 am

I am not sure that this is so dissimilar to the way the ALP is behaving, to be completely honest … Barring the media spotlight part, naturally 🙂

Maybe there is a lesson here about group behaviour generally, and interest or power based groups more specifically. Something like Sod’s Law of Cliques: If it is possible for a conflict to occur, it WILL occur, and with maximum collateral damage. Accompanied by the ever-reliable Law of Timeframes: Any conflict that is going to arise will do so at the least salubrious time available, thus causing the most possible angst to the greatest number of people.

kate says stuff February 23, 2012 at 2:54 pm

Haha! Yes!

norfickchick February 23, 2012 at 5:51 pm

Haha! I imagine there would be some unfollow-and-block-ing too 😉

Marylin February 24, 2012 at 5:56 am

Now I’m wondering if I’ve missed something… DM me! 😉 *ducks*

Veronica February 24, 2012 at 9:56 am

Nope, you’ve not missed anything, except messy Aussie politics 🙂

Shelley February 24, 2012 at 11:25 am

Love it. Bloggers do seem to hold a lot of elections in a year don’t you think? Vote for me! Vote for me!

Arienette February 26, 2012 at 9:54 pm

I laughed, although I don’t have much to do with mummy-blogging, because I recently read through the history of some fandom wank that went down 2002/2003 in the harry potter fanfiction world (yeah, you read that right, I’m THAT cool) and it’s pretty much the same thing. I think all internet wankery is much the same, no matter what flag you’re flying under.

*pained expression* Can’t we *all* *just* *get* *along*?!

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