Rob Oakeshott to the Australian Online:
I don’t know what will happen at next ballot, but I will turn up and stand in front of my community and say Pacific Highway tick; hospital funding tick; university funding tick; regional development finally underway, tick; certainty from an emissions trading scheme, tick.
If someone can do better, great. If some political party manages to win the rhetoric then so be it.
You can only do what you can do – my focus is on making good judgment calls.
Such great judgement calls as:
- helping a government pass legislation that it specifically ruled out before the election (ie: assisting the government break a promise) TICK
- seeking a position on the Gillard Government front bench TICK
- seeking the position of Speaker of the House of Representatives TICK
- betraying his electorate TICK
- being distressed and cancelling meetings with the Leader of the Opposition because the National Party might actually stand a candidate in the next election against him TICK