Gay marriage: surely there are bigger issues to excite worm

Gatton Star 12 August 2013
It is a telling truth that when the issue of gay marriage came up in last night’s political debate, that nasty little critter “the worm” went haywire in two different directions.

Prime Minister Kevin Rudd said he backed gay marriage.

Up went the worm.

Opposition Leader Tony Abbott said there were more important things to worry about right now.

Down went the worm – dramatically.

And that tells much about Australian politics – it suggests we are too stupid to be allowed to vote.

We have become a nation of political feel-gooders, looking for a political meme we can ‘like’ and that’s about as deep as we get.

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