But, as is often the case, the ungrateful Victorians, disregarded the wants and needs of the deserving millionaires who wanted to stay in power and cruelly judged them on their political competence and score out-of-ten in not fucking things up. Oh fickle public! Voting out a conservative government that, very surprisingly, had a cunning plan to revitalise the whole state with a new motorway across Melbourne.
Now the poor Lib/ Nats, who are barely speaking to each other what with each suspecting the other of "a knife in the back", are dependent on a few very leafy suburbs in Melbourne and large areas of not much in the bush for their livelihoods.
"But" you will be saying 'This, while educational, is hardly the searing political insights that we are used to from Riddled, what else can you show me" in a curious echo of Bob Dylan's classic "It's All Right Ma".
The real interest in the election came from the Rise Up Australia Party, a Christian fundamentalist
Their leader Daniel Nalliah maintains that he has a special link with God that the big G has explained to him that various natural disasters have been visited upon Australia for various slights that Australians have given to him on high.
Mr. Nalliah appears to several beehives of bees loose in his bonnet but his most amazing claim, to this admittedly provincial reporter, is to have been involved in three people being resurrected. Now THAT seems like a political agenda, as opposed to a pork barrel road building exercise. None of the resurrectees are quoted about how happy they are to be back breathing.
Mr Nalliah has the usual rant and rave using the words, Islam, Nazism and Communism in various combinations in semi-readable sentences but does not mention the reanimating aspect which I am sure would get a lot of the young people along to his meetings.
Sadly, Victorians have not taken to Mr Nalliah and after running for the Family First party and being kicked out because he was too racist, he started the Rise Up Australia (Brought to you by Viagra) Party. Over the weekend they received only 0.7% of the vote but in his seat Daniel is caught up in a thrilling race for second in the South Eastern Metropolitan Region seat where he only need an extra 20,000 votes to be in the State Parliament. Tried prayin' Dan? Just askin'. Dan is telling his followers that the "media" says that the Greens will win, but god or something blah blah blah.
If it was me I would be hot footing it to Hollywood to talk to zombie film people because it's all about money and who works more cheaply than the newly resurrected?