Shining a Bright and Clear Light
New Zealanders. You've got to love them. They have a frankness about them that is really quite wonderful. And ever once in a while they come up with something that puts the rest of the world into some sort of perspective. The latest gem is the observation from one of their politicians on our very own Malcolm Roberts, a senator from Queensland: "probably the saddest thing about his entry into Australia politics, spending so much time in Canberra, is he has denied a village somewhere in Australia of its idiot".
For those of you who don't know Roberts, he is the most lunatic of the recent refugees to find their way into Australia's Federal Parliament. A climate science denier, he is yet another politician who has found that appealing to the lowest common denominator is a successful way to get a leg up.
Anyway, this article in The Age online sums up the situation beautifully and far better than I ever could. I can only thank Kelvin Davis in New Zealand for shining such a bright and clear light on an Australian idiot who has wandered away from his village.