Power Failure

Aus­tralian Fed­er­al Elec­tion 2007.

If I can say this in the most apo­lit­i­cal way possible:

Isn’t it bizarre to see those who have been in pow­er for so long, say­ing “so long”, look­ing sad, bro­ken and pow­er­less, hav­ing the rug pulled and pos­si­bly nev­er to be heard of again?

Sure many of them will either have fan­tas­tic pen­sions or offered mul­ti­ple exec­u­tive board jobs, but they no longer have that influ­ence that we have all grown accus­tomed to. Those who once held all the cards, now have none at all… In fact, they aren’t even allowed in the casino.

For this recent mas­sive elec­tion, the say­ing “Oh, how the mighty have fall­en” just does not do jus­tice (or simian).