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The Art of the Graceful Exit

Resigning with Style, or Beware the Shonk bearing Plonk.

Of all the judgment calls political leaders make in their careers, the last one – how to quit – is the one they most regularly bungle. 813 more words


Hungover O'Farrell disputes claims of Grange Wine being worth $3K

A sheepishly looking Barry O’Farrell has denied claims that the Grange Wine he forgot about, was ever worth its $3000 price tag.

“People will pay big money for a Ferrari because they know it goes fast.   168 more words

State Affairs

The new Baird in town

NSW was abuzz with action this week – and no, we’re not talking about all the waving that the royals got up to.

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Wine and its affect on one's memory.

Normally I would confine myself to the workings of the British parliament and its subsidiaries. However this was such a masterclass in ineptitude that I just had to include it. 492 more words

April 2014

Why We Hope Barry O’Farrell Enjoyed His Grange

If I was given a bottle of Penfolds Grange 1959, or any other vintage for that matter I’d certainly remember it. But then again I’m not an Australian politician. 259 more words


1959 Was a Very Good Year

Indeed it may have been.  But it was enough to bring down the premiership of the NSW Premier, Mr Barry O’Farrell.

The NSW Liberal Party who came to office with Mr O’Farrell pledging honesty, transparency and openness in government was forced to resign his position after it was revealed that he had received a bottle of 1959 Penfolds Grange Hermitage valued at AU$3,000, from a key player in the ICAC inquiry into the Australian Water Holdings and Eddie Obeid. 504 more words


Poem a Day #17 - Googling Corruption

Today saw a case of severe writer’s block. The harder I tried, the worse the ideas became. The more I searched poetry books, the web, old notebooks, the less inspiration I had. 62 more words