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August 3, 2021

Political opportunism

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When I saw that mayoral aspirant Mark Swivel was hosting a post-Buck$ AVO seminar I was struck by what appeared to be political opportunism. Noting a current AVO plaintiff was the keynote speaker did nothing to dispel this impression.

From the Buck$ ad last week it appears Mr Swivel may be hoping to ride to electoral glory on the issue; his candidate announcement certainly needs a bit of work.

The plaintiff in question seems to have gone quiet, doubtless waiting anxiously for written support from the fearless males that decorate the other slots on the Greens ticket.

I recall that when Buck$ was a councillor (yes, Clyde, he was) he appeared at a meeting in full Jesus Christ rig (forgotten the issue).

I hope he has kept the costume as it appears there is more than one party out there busily constructing crosses for him.


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4 COMMENTS

  1. Thank Jesus or God that we may have a real unblinkered non misogynistic mayoral candidate in Mark Swivel who isn’t blinkered in his thinking . Thank Noah or Judas that we won’t have a mayoral candidate who is stymied by a bunch of blinkered Green members who sit in a circle with ears blocked with snails , frogs and koala dung.
    Finally a breath of fresh air with free thinking environmentally aware , business wise and community minded candidates in the Swivel Team .
    Swivel without Drivel and Tangles .

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