If you’ve been reading along here for a while, you may have noticed that I am a bit of a West Wing tragic. So while the rest of the world is watching the finale of Breaking Bad tonight, I am re-watching old episodes of the West Wing.
I’m not going to lie, pretending I am a character in an Aaron Sorkin drama for an hour brings much comfort. If only we all lived in a world where dialogue came as cleverly and quickly as it does between these characters.
Anyway, there’s a line that goes something like “none of us had the answers, but in the end at least we were all asking the right questions“.
As I re-watched that episode tonight, I couldn’t help but relate it to our current political situation in Australia.
It’s only been less than a month since our federal election and while I am the first to admit, the choices for leadership on either side weren’t exactly awe inspiring, ok they both totally sucked, I can’t believe that Australia thought Tony was the best choice. Even if it was the best of a bad lot.
So many people bleating on twitter and finally it seems as though the main stream media is asking; why is the Climate Commission being wound up? Debt crisis? Really, where? Where is he? Why is he running away from journalists? Stop the boats, or stop the updates? Why hasn’t he said anything about the latest lot of innocent lives lost at sea?
None of us have the answers, but I think we are asking the right questions.
I just hope it’s not too late.