“We campaign in poetry and govern in prose.” Or so
Governor of New York Mario Cuomo said. The South Australian poll, however, is a
foregone conclusion. It’s very dull. The campaigning is William McGonagall standard. And it’s reflected in today’s campaign limerick from Democrat David
Winderlich:

This should be a
time of reflection
On parties’ ideas
and direction.
But if you want
debate.
You’re in the
wrong state –
Could Viagra help
lift this election?

Meanwhile,
health dominates the Tasmanian poll:

The nurses’ conditions are bad –
Overworked, underpaid, – it is sad.
But feelings aren’t mixed
If this could be fixed
Both patients and staff would be glad.

Peter Fray

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