Embittered ex-Greens candidate for Brunswick at the Victorian election Cyndi Dawes is not coping well with her bad result, demanding on Twitter yesterday a â€œreview (into) whether state govt (is) actually required. Major issues facing us require national and global actionâ€.
Just hours before, the angry Green complained of a â€œkiller headacheâ€ so her two-week transformation from hoping to serve the people of Brunswick in the Victorian Parliament to demanding its abolition could perhaps be blamed on medication.
Before demanding a review of scrapping of the state tier of government, Dawes also â€“ in light of her defeat in Brunswick â€“ demanded â€œelectoral reform in upper & lower housesâ€ including â€œmulti member lower house electoratesâ€ that would have made it easier for defeated candidates like herself to get elected and practically guarantee us the same sort of gridlock and dysfunction of the proportionally-elected Italian parliament.
To her great credit, the Sunday Ageâ€™s Melissa Fyfe, not normally known for being mean to the Greens, tweet-asked the failed candidate:
yes, how would u reform upper house Cyndi? It underwent massive reform in 06, which let the Greens in.
We also particularly enjoyed the reaction to the Green tweet-tantrum from the appalled Sally Finlay, herself a former Age reporter turned Labor supporter:
WHAT DO YOU THINK LABOR DID IN 2006? UPPER HOUSE IS TOTALLY DIFFERENT – COMPLETE OVERHAUL!
jesus wept, i am so glad some people don’t get elected
And on a roll, Finlay concluded:
you ran for state govt and now you say it may not be needed – the electorate dodged a bullet is all i can say
We hope Cyndi Dawesâ€™ loved ones get her exactly what she wants for Christmas to avoid temper tantrum.