May 27, 2003


A new poll is up. Following is a brief outline of each candidate. Please read it before voting, as this poll is legally binding and will select the nation’s next Governor-General:

Gough Whitlam was fired from the Prime Ministership in 1975 but never let that harm his healthy self-image. Here is a 1/25th scale image of his head.

Helen Caldicott recently ran naked through San Francisco’s streets. Not decades ago, when this often-used publicity shot was taken. Recently. Think about that.

Steve Waugh has scored more than 10,000 Test runs and last year sent my mother a gift. Vote against him? I don’t think so.

John Pilger is a writer. Here he is relaxing in his living room.

Annalise Braakensiek, although known mostly for her work in fabric tensile analysis and tidal/sun interaction theories, also has attained considerable success in the fields of lightspeed reflection mapping and ... er ... ethnomusicology.

Barry Humphries once concealed a roast chicken and a bottle of champagne in a garbage bin, later to consume them in front of stunned onlookers. He has been preparing for this job for years.

Tony from the corner shop sometimes doesn’t wake up in time to open the shop for early-morning customers. He could do with some extra work to get him motivated.

David Marr is on unpaid leave from his newspaper job. He is campaigning under the slogan: “New Shoes For David”.

Posted by Tim Blair at May 27, 2003 01:41 AM

Hey Tim, the Gough Whitlam link needs fixing. Cheers.

Posted by: Gareth at May 27, 2003 at 01:57 AM

Err, actually it seems most of them do.

Posted by: Gareth at May 27, 2003 at 01:58 AM

All fixed. Stupid coding-error Blair.

Posted by: tim at May 27, 2003 at 02:25 AM

errr.... you have added an l or 1 to the end of each link ;-)

Posted by: steve at May 27, 2003 at 02:26 AM

Dude, Annalise.

Posted by: bailz at May 27, 2003 at 02:31 AM

Russell Crowe!! We can send him off to handle all the diplomatic hotspots by punching out anyone who disagrees with Australia's stance on anything. Lucky for Rumsfeld he agrees with us or he'd cop a beating first up.

Posted by: Jake D at May 27, 2003 at 01:02 PM

Me and Tim have both nominated Steve Waugh. Keep that ball rolling!

Posted by: Yobbo at May 27, 2003 at 03:08 PM

How about Australia's Sexiest Man: Mikey Robbins! Here he is shown threatening little children with aggressive foodstuffs.

Posted by: Angie Schultz at May 27, 2003 at 04:51 PM

It has to be Annalise to satisfy the political correctness of our times. The first woman GG and the first non-Anglo/Celt GG. A true reflection of modern, feminist, multicultural Australia! Oh and by the way, did I mention she happens to be a babe?

Posted by: Driver at May 28, 2003 at 12:00 AM