Cream rinse and tobacco smoke, that sickly scent is always there… when is insufficient choice undemocratic?

I set out with the best of intentions.  I was going to be a responsible voter and check out the policies of all the parties and try to work out which best represented my views.  The process was good: it established that my feelings towards the Greens were legitimate (it was interesting to note that — despite somebody‘s assertions that the Greens don’t really believe all of their policies — Bob Brown was there on Insiders claiming that ‘we have worked very hard on many of these policies in the Senate‘).

It was also interesting that, as a conservative, I was more comfortable with the policies of the Australian Sex Party than I was any of the other parties (that I’d examined so far: and, let’s face it, I was already into fringe crazy land).  Despite wanting to send an e-mail about their stranger policies, I was so impressed that I was going to volunteer handing out ‘How to Vote’ cards.  Of all the parties, they seemed the most sane even though they were essentially a political party for the sex industry (and I still have concerns about the commodification of sex).

I live in the ACT.  Today, I had a look at the list of candidates on offer…

Shit all.

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