Do those earnest, politically correct Greens really support the pillaging of East Timor for its oil reserves? Well, yes – if you believe this online poll on the party’s website.

Hmmm. If 94% of Greens really do want to “let Australia steal poverty stricken East Timor’s oil”, the party is in the midst of an extreme political makeover. Or maybe those naughty Young Libs have been hitting the internet a bit too hard lately. It’s not too difficult to stack an internet poll on an obscure political site, after all. Perhaps that explains another recent Greens poll revealing 97% wanted all Australian troops relocated to Iraq. That poll’s been removed and deleted from the online records. We suspect the Timor poll’s headed that way, too.

Peter Fray

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