Monday, March 20, 2006

Journalists making news

Good to see journalists making their way into the nitty-gritty of politics. At this State election we have the divine Chloe Fox with a runaway victory over a popular veteran politician and the ebullient Leon "Biggles" Bignell who also made a comfortable win for Labor. Then there is Grace Portolesi, former political media advisor and wife of one of our top journalists. And we could amost count Russell Wortley, a career trade unionist but married to the former head of the journalist's union, Senator Dana Wortley. We can call him cousin to the profession, I think. Certainly he has lived close to our issues for many years.
One must not forget, of course, that the State Premier, Mike Rann, whose popularity as leader generated this landslide back to Labor Government, also was once a journalist.
Truly may we say that the wordsmiths rule in South Australia.

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