Laborâ€™s MP for Melbourne Ports Michael Danby doesnâ€™t make people guess about where he stands on contentious issues. A full page ad in this weekâ€™s Australian Jewish News has some excellent observations about Iranian tyrant Mahmoud Ahmadinejad and his regimeâ€™s attempt to build a nuclear arsenal that could obliterate Israel at a keystroke. He explains the government has already joined international efforts to restrain Iranâ€™s hostile plans and pledges that â€œThe Labor Government under the leadership of Prime Minister Julia Gillard will not shirk its historic responsibility to stand with Israel at its hour of maximum danger.â€
If only more politicians would say what they mean and mean what they say. Most impressive.
Equally impressive yeserday was Belinda Neal, deselected in her marginal seat of Robertson after she dared to complain about rude service at a pub.
She was ordered to anger management counselling by Kevin Rudd, which is a bit like being asked not to stare by Julie Bishop.
Unlike Labor rats like Gavan Oâ€™Connor, the former member for Corio recently caught out influence peddling his way into millions at the expense of poor farmers, she has loyally accepted an adverse political result and moved forward.