Topic: election Oz 2007
About 6 months ago we wrote one of our prods at Christian Kerr noting that ALP candidate George Newhouse had a very appealing family and spouse ..... at least from memory some 10 years back while a colleague at Waverley Council. We saw the Newhouse family as inevitable pictorial assets in the election platform. Hence the real politik comment to Kerr.
Now the whole world knows not least via front page press coverage that the Newhouses have split up, he was dating rival candidate Ecuyer, and is in a tough contest with Big Mal Turnbull.
So now George is vying for the divorcee vote and Mrs Turnbull seems to know it very well with brutal references to her '30 year relationship' with hubby Mal in a public letter. We think it's likely to be damaging to the Newhouse candidacy - she didn't get to be a Sydney CBD mayor once for nothing. One presumes there are more marrieds in Wentworth than single adult voters once you weed out the 40% annual churn of transient Bondi visitors and non traditional lifestylers.
Which all reminds this writer of the reputed talent of the English to be very rude while formally polite. In the immortal words of Bob Dylan, Lucy Turnbull probably prefers to see Newhouse "paralysed" than keep her out of the Lodge as First Lady. Over to Lady Macbeth here extracted by crikey.com.au last week: