Politics

Sep 4, 2014

Poll Bludger: chair-sniffer’s resignation robs Labor of an enduring gift

Yesterday morning, former Western Australian treasurer Troy Buswell resigned, ending his political career on his own terms. Unfortunately for Labor, the resulting byelection is unlikely to further ruffle the state's already embattled Liberal government.

William Bowe — Editor of The Poll Bludger

William Bowe

Editor of The Poll Bludger

Throughout what has been one of the most dismal periods in its history, the Labor Party in Western Australia has had one gift that it could always rely upon to keep on giving. However, that good thing has finally come to an end with the news overnight that Troy “chair-sniffer” Buswell has decided to quit politics.

As reported in The West Australian this morning, Buswell has judged a continued career in politics to be incompatible with the management of his bipolar disorder, and says he has “lost his passion” for the job.

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3 thoughts on “Poll Bludger: chair-sniffer’s resignation robs Labor of an enduring gift

  1. klewso

    What’s Bozo gonna now – become a candidate for the Abbott government at the next election?

  2. GF50

    Thanks Bernard, so concise a reading.
    Klewso: That’s a thought, he certainly has the qualifications, he could be a top contender, go straight into the Ministry.

  3. GF50

    Sorry William, that’s thanks to you for the article!

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