March 17, 2012

Assange to run for senate

This should be fun - Julian Assange has announced he will run for a senate seat in the next Australian federal election, and Wikileaks will field a candidate against Julia Gillard, for good measure.

At least we'll have something to talk about other than Gillard, Abbott and Brown.

Assange might find campaigning a challenge if he's still under house arrest in the UK, but the physical absence of  the candidate could be a bonus when running for the upper house (do would-be senators ever bother to canvass for votes?).

Anyone dreaming of the day that the Greens will no longer hold the balance of power, and thus no longer be holding the country to ransom (with no actual demands, other than power for the sake of it), you'll have to continue to dream, curled up in your comfy chair - only one third of the Green seats are up for grabs next time, which, unless something really wacky happens, means the Greens will continue wrecking political and economic havoc for many years to come. 


  1. Anonymous8:38 AM

    If Assange was a politician he could end up spying on us all; just like this:

    “We Are This Far From A Turnkey Totalitarian State" - Big Brother Goes Live September 2013


  2. Frightening.

    And they're right, no one cares.

    The public is far more docile than they care to consider; well, it would be embarrassing to own up, wouldn't it.

    I'll have to do a post on that, which will elicit no comments ... of course.