June 02, 2003


Last week’s poll has concluded, and Annalise Braakensiek is duly elected as the new Governor-General! Naturally, this requires that I seek an in-depth interview. Possibly some stalking will be involved.

Meanwhile, a new poll is up. Vote once, several times, or not at all. It’s your choice!

Posted by Tim Blair at June 2, 2003 03:11 PM

Actually I think that Annalise would make a wonderful Governor-General. She would be heavily criticised by half the population, but greeted in awed silence by the other half so it would tend to balance out in the end.

We don't know if there are any hidden salacious exploits that could be used to make a scandal - if there are the programs revealing the details would end up being the most highly rated in Australia's TV history. They would also be a boon to newspaper and magazine sales. Her appointment therefore has the potential to solve all outstanding cash-flow problems related to the Australian media. Think of the income from overseas sales alone...!

Posted by: Russell at June 2, 2003 at 03:27 PM

Her Most Excellent(!) Excellency's appointment would raise Australia's visibility in the world - Lord knows I'd want to see every second of her first state visit to the US covered...from several camera angles...with San Diego, Miami Beach, etc., on her itinerary.

Posted by: Craig at June 2, 2003 at 11:15 PM

If she's not had any salacious scandals yet, I'm willing to help...

Imagine the headlines "Governor General in sex tryst with drunken blogger"

Posted by: Scott Wickstein at June 3, 2003 at 02:26 AM

Why on earth would you link to the poll off of Annalise's name and not, for arguments sake, a naked picture of her.

Posted by: Gordon King at June 3, 2003 at 10:13 AM