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Old 11-24-2007, 04:06 AM   #46
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Forgive my excessive anti Liberal spitting, by the way!


I've been keeping everything crossed today for a Labor victory

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The ABC's Antony Green has implicitly called a Labour victory. They're showing a swing of 16 seats right now, the required swing, albeit with an error margin of 2 seats. I'm starting to feel quietly confident that the government is going to change.

Bennelong still looks like it'll be going down to the wire. There's a clear swing in McKew's favour and she's been keeping her nose in front, but Howard could still quite potentially get ahead ...
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Bennelong still looks like it'll be going down to the wire. There's a clear swing in McKew's favour and she's been keeping her nose in front, but Howard could still quite potentially get ahead ...
Good to see rational thought somewhere on the internet about Bennelong. Seems as though everyone everywhere is trying to call it with under 40% counted.

I want him gaawwwwwwwwwwn, but there is something about counting chickens before they do something.
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Channel Nine has declared a Rudd victory
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HELL FUCKING YESSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSS!!!!!!


PRIME MINISTER RUDD!!!!
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Good to see rational thought somewhere on the internet about Bennelong. Seems as though everyone everywhere is trying to call it with under 40% counted.

I want him gaawwwwwwwwwwn, but there is something about counting chickens before they do something.
Thanks. Yeah, I'm afraid some people are getting prematurely excited about this. I'm nervous. I really, really want to see Howard pull a Stanley Bruce, but this is so close that it could quite conceivably go either way.

Channel 9's clearly confident. ABC's implicitly called it for Labour too, but I don't think it's yet time to declare a winner. [Edit: they now might as well have called it explicitly, as they're giving 79 seats, though I haven't heard an explicit "Labour has won". I suppose I should start to feel more confident about this.] There is a clear loser though: the Democrats! They're currently polling worse nationally than the CHRISTIAN DEMOCRATIC PARTY! With nearly 42% counted, the ABC's website currently shows that nationally, the Democrats have just under 40,000 while the CDP has just over 48,000! Absolutely ridiculous. Democrat electoral oblivion is definitely a reality.
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Hahaha, Kerry O'Brien, talking about McKew's result in Bennelong: "the swing to the ABC"!

That was classic.
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Thanks. Yeah, I'm afraid some people are getting prematurely excited about this. I'm nervous. I really, really want to see Howard pull a Stanley Bruce, but this is so close that it could quite conceivably go either way.
The ABC website i'm following on has the ALP and Maxine slowly pulling away, but that could change in no time.
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Well I'd love to see howard lose his seat, it would be highly satisfying.

But it must be said the change of government is almost a dead cert. at this point.

John Howard's particular status is just icing on the cake. No point dissembling, I'd love to see the bastard lose. But it is very close. There will be a by-election in the near future even if he holds on. So it's interesting, but in a car-crash kind of way.
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The ABC website i'm following on has the ALP and Maxine slowly pulling away, but that could change in no time.
Yeah, I'm refreshing that fairly regularly. It's wavering around the 50.8-51.2% mark. The commentators on the ABC TV have noted that there are a considerable number of postal votes for Bennelong yet to be counted, and apparently these are expected to favour Liberal. So whether or not Howard is unseated may just come down to the postal votes.
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Oh my god, i just flipped over to Sky News and they had Bennelong too close to call.

I have a little bit of newfound respect for them instead of going for the sensationalist ALP WIN predicted.

Although you lose that respect when their huge Breaking News bar has Bob Hawke and ALP Strategist Bruce Hawker claiming a Labor win, like it has been for about an hour.
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Howard has rung Rudd and conceded defeat! He's now off to the Wentworth Hotel to announce it to the country.

FUCK YES!!!!!

Goodbye and good riddance, Johnny! Now let's hope McKew thrusts a Stanley Bruce on you too, you annoying little prick!
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Couldn't have said it any better myself Axver



The Chasers also apparently gate-crashed the ballroom of the Wentworth Hotel dressed as unionists screaming "You losers"
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The Chasers also apparently gate-crashed the ballroom of the Wentworth Hotel dressed as unionists screaming "You losers"
Hahaha, that's so awesome. I loved when the ABC interviewed Craig Reucassel when 0.5% of the vote had been counted, and he called the election to Labour, Liberal, and Peter Costello.
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