I know you are, but what am I?

Newspapers, TV & the interwebz have been saturated the last fortnight with the fallout from Prime Minister Gillard’s spectacular smackdown on Opposition Leader Tony Abbott. So much so, I was going to let it pass without comment. But as things appear to have kicked off again, I wanted to weigh in on one thing in particular. Apologies to anyone living…

Five fave fictional leaders

After my post on fictional vs. real politicans, I got to thinking about my favourite fictional leaders. Note: I said favourite – not ‘best’ or ‘greatest’. Not all on my list are great leaders, or inspiring…or even nice. Some I love because they aren’t any of those things. So my five may have been different…

They’re pollies Jim, but not as we know ’em.

Here’s a question: Do politicians crush on their fictional counterparts in the same way us ordinary folk do?  If they can see themselves the way we do, they surely must, right? I recently finished watching The West Wing again from the beginning – in part because I believe one must relive the fictional Bartlet presidency regularly…