What comes after a Women’s Weekly spread for the Iemma family? A Sunday night television news feature on Mrs Dilemma. There must be an election in the offing.

Santina Iemma made a rare media appearance, gracing the Seven news, but the exclusive seems to have sunk without trace. It’s not to be found on the Yahoo7 site, is certainly not one of the Seven news video offerings, and doesn’t turn up in the fishwrappers when Googled.

Maybe that’s because the only thing Mrs Iemma really had to say was that she had stopped reading newspapers. Apparently they’re full of lies.

There is policy input though – the push for more straightforward primary school report cards came from difficulty in understanding what it was the Iemma children were bringing home.

For Morris to be dragging his family out at this stage of the campaign, one might think there is more of a fight on for the election than most predict. At stake are countless jobs for the Labor boys and girls throughout the bureaucracy and beyond.

Meanwhile, The Terror continues to run hard on the state’s policing farce, today’s instalment being the lack of any practical experience given to the latest bumper crop of trainee police being rushed through the academy to meeting a dubious government police numbers promise.

It neatly sums up the real dilemma for voters that the hapless NSW opposition’s response is to promise even more police.

If Macquarie Street was a local rather than state government, it would have been dismissed and an administrator installed by now.

Peter Fray

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