The Queensland election campaign has begun.
Anyone up here who has seen Bligh's advert would be feeling sick.
I can't find the video anywhere, but here's a description:
Bligh's noble, emotional Queenslander speech given during the floods in Brisbane, between reading out press releases from the emergency services (the leaders of which were always standing behind her), is the voice over. Scenes of the floods and of Bligh in the thick of it, then striding purposefully, followed by scenes of Bligh and others looking at the damage from the floods, ruined roads, washed-away rail ballast and formation*, overlaid with the kilometres of damaged whatever and how much has been fixed, nought about the cost ....
Without the 2010-2011 flood disasters in Queensland Bligh wouldn't have a fact on which to pin her campaign. And where's all that disaster repair money coming from? Queensland wasn't insured, which is reasonable, but the premium amounts which made insuring every year too costly should have been set aside as self insurance for disaster.
Oh look, Flood Anna for Queensland (thanks to TRB), and look, over here, it's Yasi Anna for Queensland.
*learnt those techo terms from my brother, the railway nut.