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Would Peter Costello make a good PM?

Discussion in 'General Chat' started by The Mint Man, May 23, 2006.

Do you think Peter Costello would make a good PM?

  1. Yes

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  2. No

    34 vote(s)
    29.3%
  3. Yes. But not as good as John Howard

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    15.5%
  4. No. There are better candidates for the top job

    15 vote(s)
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  5. No. John Howard should stay on

    16 vote(s)
    13.8%
  1. The Mint Man

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    Do you think Peter Costello would make a good PM? :confused: :D

    feel free to vote on the poll.
    This thread is about peter costello being PM not who you vote for so either way you can still participate.

    NOTE: you can pick more then one if you so desire.

    cheers

    MintMan
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  2. warney

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    Re: Would Peter make a good PM

    i think he would be good so im not fussed if john howard stepped down. my biggest concern would be if julia gillard got in somewhere down the line, i feel you cant know things that are unconditional until you have kids.your way of thinking changes. it scares me that she is not married and doesnt have kids but has support in her party. sorry to stray
     
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    Re: Would Peter make a good PM

    Yes the lack of life experiences really causes problems.

    An excellent example of this is Bob Carr, no kids, no car, never even had a licence and used to walk to work so never rode public transport.

    What a mess poor Morris got handed, talk about rats deserting a sinking ship :(
     
  4. BSD

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    Re: Would Peter make a good PM

    I cannot stand Gillard (Kath and Kim); but I fail to see how being a breeder puts you in the running for the PM job?

    What sh!te.

    First you get tax breaks, now you get a leg up into parliament!

    What is the minimum number of tinlids you need?

    One?
    Four?

    Do you actually have to spend time with them? Not many career pollies would see much of their kids.

    As for being married - does a sham marriage count? The two previous PMs have been divorced. Does a second marriage leave you in the running?

    I wish we would stop worrying about unimportant lifestyle cr@p and identify pollies worth on their policies.

    Remember those?

    Costello is a gutless lawyer who isn't worthy to wipe an economist's bum and after 10 years still hasnt got the numbers.

    If it is to be the Libs - GO TURNBULL
     
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    Re: Would Peter make a good PM

    Only Liberal I could actually consider voting for!

    At least he's being credible (as much as a politician can be) but is more trust worthy than Jack Boot Johnny. Don't think Labour was wise in saying that he would step in when Johnny left. I'd much prefer his views than that 1930's Howards.


    Economy wise Libs got it on a platter with good luck and good timing.
    If Asian Crisis had spread here then they probably would have been out back in 2001. And playing on the Tampa.
     
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    Re: Would Peter make a good PM

    firstly does he want the job,he seems pretty content just sitting back leaving it up to Howard to make hard yards .When it does happen i hope its not as messy as Hawke V keating then again his EGO might not be as massive as Keatings but then again he is a politician :badass:
     
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    Re: Would Peter make a good PM

    You all realise Julia Gillard is a lesbian,right :rolleyes:
    not that theres anything wrong with that,and for the guy who thinks we are breeders,get a life,but at any rate did you enjoy the breeding or will you enjoy the breeding,lol
    wonder what you will think then she resorts to IVF in order to become a breeder,and as taxpayers you will be paying along with the rest of us.
    And no dont particularly like Costello rather like Johnny,and best of all he doesnt cry,a la bobby hawkey(?)
     
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    Re: Would Peter make a good PM

    im am not in any way religious but i do believe it takes two to tango,the point i was trying to make is that being a parent changes your way of thinking and there is no way you can try to explain that to someone that isnt a parent. as for "a leg up in to parliment" i just dont want a single parentless person in there making decisions for me.
    in reply to visual "for the guy who thinks we are breeders,get a life" is there any other choice?
    hmmm.... ivf and lesbians....thats as scary as the pub running out of beer.
     
  9. visual

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    to getting a life or becoming breeders?

    And why should sexual orientation mean that Julia Gillard could`nt do a good job.Mark Latham is a parent look at the moron he turned out to be.
    Being a parent is a personal choice it doesnt enhance your ability to do anything,yes ,I`m sure lots of people will disagree, at the end of the day either you are competent or you are not.
     
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    becoming breeders,its not as if any one apart from females can breed.
    just imagine the shambles we would be in if lathem was our leader,totally agree with you there. maybe julia is competant? but not in my opinion.
     
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    Warney just picked that up,so your problem is that you dont want an orphan
    making decisions for you.Just joking :D
     
  12. MalteseBull

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    Re: Would Peter make a good PM

    i was satisfied with the tax brackets increases on the budget..

    Liberal will always be my first prefrence! As John Howard said he wants to maximise the achievements of individuals in australia
     
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    dont get me started on orphans! lol
     
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    Re: Would Peter make a good PM

    On the subject of life experiences, I would add that they ought to have worked in some job involving hands on productive work where problems occur and solutions MUST be found TODAY even if it is theoretically impossible.

    Eveything seems rather easy sitting in an office. You just call someone, pay them the money and the physical work gets done. Those who actually do productive work know that it's not normally this simple. Those people also know that office types simply do not understand this and never will.

    When a problem occurs, those in the office phone x and get them to fix it. That is NOT problem solving - it's simply passing it to someone else. Those doing the work are the ones who have to actually find a way to make it work. That doesn't generally involve using a phone or email and often requires a large amount of on the spot investigation and decision making and an incredible amount of mental and physical endurance. This just doesn't happen sitting in front of a computer.

    So one criteria I would look for is to have done some sort of work where the simple can, without warning, turn to disaster and the person doing the work has to devise and implement a solution THEMSELVES and do it NOW - not simply passing it on to someone else or leaving it until the next day.

    Personally, I've done office work and I've done hands on physical work and I know which requires the greater degree of problem solving skills - it's NOT being a supervisor / manager or administrative worker.

    No offence intended to office workers. :) But if I'm going to be paying taxes to fund someone who's supposed to be running the country then I want someone who knows how to deal with unforeseen problems, not someone who calls a consultant or forms a committee. :2twocents
     
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    Great, so far we have picked the next PM as someone who digs holes and can score a r00t!

    Middle class baby boomers are set to rule for another 30 years. Like it or not...



    To get back to the original query, just have a look at how Cossie dealt with the recent decision on FMG getting rail access from BHP.

    Cossie was that gutless, he held off making a ruling to avoid public scrutiny of his decision.

    A true p!ssant - not even up to putting forward the reasons for his decision.

    Shame this bloke has the potential to rise anywhere in politics.

    Party politics aside - Costello is a pretender.
     
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    pretender ha! he would be great at PM he has the skills and the knowledge to lead this country on into the future. now we just have to wait for johny to step down and pass on the reigns. dont get me wrong howard has been one of the Pm's if not the best we have ever had!
     
  17. kennas

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    Re: Would Peter make a good PM

    I vote for a military dictatorship. With Pete Cosgrove at the helm.

    Think of all the jobs they would create to fix all the project cockups.
     
  18. The Mint Man

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    Re: Would Peter make a good PM

    two jack
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    especially when you think of the debt labour left behind.
    Also entrenched in my mind are the tales my dad tells me of having to work ridiculous hours only to come home at night to mind the kids (myself and 2 brothers) while my mum walked out the door to go to work to earn extra money, In other words they hardly seen each other, mabey 1/2 an hour a day! And all of this was because of the 17-18% interest rates on their mortgage. :swear:

    On top of this I have had run ins with unions over the years (even when I was a member at one stage), these are people that claim to help people, and also are die hard Labour supporters... I belive they only care about themselfs and that they will only act when there are alot of members at steak, if its only one or two they dont seem to care. I am still owed about $1000 from a previous place of work where I was a member, do you think the union helped? Hell no, they just took even more money from me $230 to be exact. so now Im $1230 out of pocket! They even still have the hide to send me bills every now and then, and yes I have resigned.???
    I also hate the scare tactics they use either to force their views on their members causing strikes etc. or in order to scare people into joining, of course in the process filling their bank accounts.
    Recently they have been going on about workers rights, mainly contracts etc. well I dont know about anyone else but I have recently signed a contract with my employer that I am more then happy with.
    I will continue to have these views until the unions change their tune but Im not holding my breath.
    Either way I will never ever join a union again
    :2twocents :2twocents

    Mint Man :grinsking
     
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    could not agree anymore mint man. you reminded me but one thing that gets on my nerves is all those stories on aca and tt about people being sacked. and the excuse which they all used was the industrial relations changes. they all blame the changes even when the changes helped most of them get remployed as they were sacked unfairly!
     
  20. The Mint Man

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    haha, I hear ya :rolleyes:
     
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