Only fifty-six weeks till the New South Wales state election on March 26, 2011 and the inevitable removal of a rancid Labor government for whom acting in accordance with the wishes of its voters is far less important than scheming its own self-preservation.
The latest (and hopefully last for a while) product of the Sussex Street Sausage Machine to be thrown to the lions as State premier is Kristina Kerscher Keneally. (Please do not dwell on those initials - that's actually her maiden name in the middle.)
Over the weekend NSW Labor (the polite name for the Sussex Street Sausage Machine) has given Brand Keneally a new product launch. There's a new website which, apart from the fine print at the bottom of the page, denies any reference to the political party to which she belongs.
And then there's this sixty-second commercial in which Nevada-born, Ohio-raised Premier Keneally almost apologises for her American heritage. Another product from the party branch that gave you the immortal "Barrie Unsworth: He's Good Value" campaign from the 1988 election (alas, not on Youtube as far as I can tell)