Daily Archives: Wednesday 3 February 2010

Sometimes, political protest works!

Further to my post yesterday about South Australia’s electoral laws:

The Attorney-General has backed down, after being rather silly.

Attorney-General Michael Atkinson vows to repeal election internet censorship law amid reader furore

Fantastic.

But the fascinating bit is his enormous faux-pas over a blogger who he alleged was a Liberal Party plant.

“I’ll give you an example; repeatedly in the AdelaideNow website one will see commentary from Aaron Fornarino of West Croydon. That person doesn’t exist,” he said.

But, Michael Atkinson, meet Aaron Fornarino. He lives near your office and yes, he does exist. In fact, he lives just 500m from Atkinson’s electorate office.

It all reveals an amazing degree of self-absorbtion on Michael Atkinson’s part. I must try to get around to writing about him in the lead-up to the election.