The media is in frenzy mode, screaming headlines at the merest provocation. The pollsters are polling on possibilities that range from the outlandish to the just plain stupid. Any day now, we will see a headline that reads 'POLL SHOWS LABOR VICTORY IF NEW ELECTION HELD DURING A FULL MOON'. A rival newspaper would then run with 'OPPOSITION IN CRISIS TALKS ON FULL MOON MASSACRE POSSIBILITY'. The blog sphere would light up, Facebook would carry millions of unwanted opinions, and the surge in activity on Twitter would cause the internet to melt. Or something like that.
On one hand, I wish the buggers would just hurry up and form a government so we can get on with life. On the other hand, I know that there are processes and procedures that need to be adhered to, considerations to be considered, and stuff like that. It's important that the democratic process be allowed to run its course and those barrels be filled to bursting with tasty pork.
Am I being too cynical? Possibly. But whenever the smiling mugs of the band of four (or three + one who will remain one) float across my television screen, or the words of the National from WA who isn't a National from WA come through on the wireless, I can't help but recall my philosophy on politicians (in the top right corner of this blog). I'm sure they want what is best for the Australian people. It's just that the value of 'best' ranges from zero to pork barrel.