Monday, October 4, 2010

Failings of democracy

Last week, the ABC website posted this story.

Careful readers will see in the penultimate sentence: [composition]. When first Prudence read this piece, that word was composure, which, as you'll agree, means something entirely different.

Now, we all know there is no real qualification required to be a politician, but Randall was a teacher before he entered parliament as the Member for Canning. So such a slip is quite inexcusable.

Prudence also has it on very good authority that Randall was known for ritual humiliation of his charges - a child caught picking its nose was forced to stand before the class for the day, finger lodged in nostril. And so forth.

Perhaps there is an argument for a similar sort of justice to be done?

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