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My #ausvotes twitter log

This be a digest of my election-related tweets to date from the time that Julia Gillard called the federal election almost two weeks ago. Australia's first general election in the Twitter era has by general consensus the hashtag of #ausvotes.

Saturday, 17 July 2010:

moving forward moving forward moving forward moving forward
Saturday, 17 July 2010 12:13 PM

Terribly primitive and simplistic response by JG on #climatechange. #ausvotes #aus2010
Saturday, 17 July 2010 12:22 PM

"I believe in man-made #climatechange" is about as sophisticated a statement as "I believe in income tax." #gillard #ausvotes #aus2010
Saturday, 17 July 2010 12:27 PM

Has @leerhiannon resigned from NSW Parliament yet? #ausvotes
Saturday, 17 July 2010 12:41 PM

Sunday, 18 July 2010:

Albo's latest missive on his website noticably does not use the words "moving forward" - #ausvotes #grayndler
Sunday, 18 July 2010 8:23 AM

The Lib candidate for #Grayndler is a current uni student with a 3-line resume on his Liberal party web page #ausvotes
Sunday, 18 July 2010 8:53 AM

#ausvotes John Alexander's connection with #Bennelong? Working for ch7 from their studio in Epping! NSW Lib website -
Sunday, 18 July 2010 8:56 AM

Monday, 19 July 2010:

The smiling visage of @GreenSamByrne is gazing down from every telegraph pole. There must be an election on. #ausvotes #grayndler
Monday, 19 July 2010 9:17 AM

Two candidates for the price of one pole. Value! #ausvotes #grayndler
Monday, 19 July 2010 9:56 AM

#ausvotes Methinks it unlikely that there will be a Labor <-> Greens preference swap in #Grayndler.
Monday, 19 July 2010 10:40 AM

Australian? Born before 22/8/92? Not enrolled to vote yet? You've got till 8pm. Do it! #ausvotes
Monday, 19 July 2010 5:02 PM

#ausvotes I am ignoring, not acknowledging, not commenting on, any attack ads during the election. Consider this tweet a contract :)
Monday, 19 July 2010 7:22 PM

#ausvotes Just when you look to the Greens for some sanity, Bob Brown comes up with this -
Monday, 19 July 2010 7:34 PM

Tuesday, 20 July 2010:

rickeyre: I have tweeted about nothing but the election for three days. That is not my intention moving forwar.... arrrrghh!!!
Tuesday, 20 July 2010 6:41 AM

At least till the next Manic Monday. RT @firstdogonmoon Thanks Joe - now we have to listen to The Bangles for the rest of the election
Tuesday, 20 July 2010 10:20 AM

I really don't have the passion for writing an election blog in 2010 that I did in 2004 and 2007. #ausvotes
Tuesday, 20 July 2010 11:35 AM

Am I right in saying the Leaders Debate clashes with the last quarter of the Adelaide v Port #afl game on Sunday? #ausvotes
Tuesday, 20 July 2010 1:56 PM

Wednesday, 21 July 2010:

#ausvotes RT @jhatzistergos: Thank you to those who arranged the Leaders debate to avoid clashing with the finale of Master chef.
Wednesday, 21 July 2010 8:28 AM

This is shaping up as the dumbest of dumbed-down election campaigns of all time. Who to blame? TAbbott? ALP back office? Kochie? #ausvotes
Wednesday, 21 July 2010 8:35 AM

Thursday, 22 July 2010:

if John Howard was in this election, the press would be walking with him asking how he'd stop Aus getting out for 88. #ausvotes #cricket
Thursday, 22 July 2010 6:44 AM

I think @GetUp would be better served lobbying the next Govt for electoral roll reform instead of suing the AEC. #ausvotes
Thursday, 22 July 2010 8:10 AM

Friday, 23 July 2010:

Citizens Assembly FFS? There's one way for JG to listen to the people. It happens August 21. #ausvotes
Friday, 23 July 2010 7:10 AM

Is it true that the ALP are making a radio series about climate change called "I'm Sorry I Don't Have A Clue"? #ausvotes #bbccomedy
Friday, 23 July 2010 7:39 AM

actually that should have been "I'm Sorry I Haven't A Clue" but you get the idea. #ausvotes #bbccomedy
Friday, 23 July 2010 7:42 AM

It appears that the Citizens Assembly will be the same size - or maybe smaller - than a Joint Sitting of both houses of parliament #ausvotes
Friday, 23 July 2010 9:13 AM

No @JuliaGillard and @AustralianLabor your citizens assembly has been ridiculed to death. Strong #climatechange policy now pls. #ausvotes
Friday, 23 July 2010 9:50 AM

Email just recd from a "Julia Gillard, Prime Minister" titled "Moving Forward Together on Climate Change". Report it as spam? #ausvotes
Friday, 23 July 2010 8:56 PM

Saturday, 24 July 2010:

Cash For Clunkers!!! RT @David_Speers Gillard live on Sky now promising if you trade-in pre-1995 car you get $2000 bonus from govt
Saturday, 24 July 2010 10:47 AM

Australians tell Gillard to abandon Citizens' Assembly | What The People Want: #ausvotes
Saturday, 24 July 2010 1:26 PM

#ausvotes The headline of the day has to be "Abbott acknowledges women".
Saturday, 24 July 2010 3:02 PM

Sunday, 25 July 2010:

I didn't even know Judas Priest had a sister. #ausvotes #chifley
Sunday, 25 July 2010 5:48 PM

Just think.. if this were a soccer match we could have had 30 minutes extra time followed by penalty kicks. #ausvotes #debate #nilnil
Sunday, 25 July 2010 7:36 PM

Monday, 26 July 2010:

There's a lot of pork barrelling going on with regard to sports facilities, isn't there? #ausvotes
Monday, 26 July 2010 12:59 PM

Tuesday, 27 July 2010:

What happens when Galaxy does a poll commissioned by a special interest group that comes up with the wrong answer? Buried forever? #ausvotes
Tuesday, 27 July 2010 7:25 AM

Sounds like TAbbott is going for the "I Fish And I Vote" vote. #biodiversity #environment #ausvotes @latikambourke
Tuesday, 27 July 2010 12:22 PM

One of John Alexander's links with #Bennelong bites the dust. #ausvotes RT @sunriseon7 Sadness here as Ch 7's Epping Newsroom comes down
Tuesday, 27 July 2010 12:34 PM

Is it time for a Shame File of the journos asking the dumbest questions on the campaign trail? #ausvotes #mediafail
Tuesday, 27 July 2010 12:46 PM

Moving, you know, forward. RT @buckleup Julia just said "you-know" 7 times when discussing partner Tim. Nerves up on that topic. #ausvotes
Tuesday, 27 July 2010 12:58 PM

Wednesday, 28 July 2010:

It's pointless leaking small grabs of Gillard in cabinet without looking at the wider context of the (confidential) debate. #ausvotes
Wednesday, 28 July 2010 7:30 AM

Drop cabinet confidentiality? Seriously, JB? RT @ABC_NewsRadio: Jule Bishop tells PM: drop cabinet confidentiality ... #ausvotes
Wednesday, 28 July 2010 9:14 AM

Thursday, 29 July 2010:

Dear oh dear. Today's Daily Telegraph online poll Q: "Is Julia Gillard right to ignore the plight of pensioners?" #ausvotes
Thursday, 29 July 2010 6:34 AM

re Belinda Neal 1/2: since when do ALP members schedule press conference to announce that they are abiding by ALP rules? #ausvotes
Thursday, 29 July 2010 9:24 AM

re Belinda Neal 2/2: Is she taking advice from NSW ALP faction warlord John Della Bosca? #ausvotes
Thursday, 29 July 2010 9:25 AM

re Belinda Neal 3/2: Drama queen? #ausvotes
Thursday, 29 July 2010 10:33 AM

If JG is Perry Mason then TAbbott must be Ham Burger. #ausvotes #irememberperrymason
Thursday, 29 July 2010 11:30 AM

Friday, 30 July 2010:

#ausvotes Anthony Albanese (not on Twitter) lashes out at tweet by #Grayndler opponent @greensambyrne RT @InnerWestNews
Friday, 30 July 2010 3:54 PM

Get well soon @KRuddMP. #ausvotes
Friday, 30 July 2010 3:58 PM

#ausvotes 6 candidates in #Grayndler. No Family First, CDP or Sex Party! AEC list -
Friday, 30 July 2010 9:06 PM

#ausvotes You could form half a Citizen's Assembly from the candidates who will miss out in the NSW Senate race. -
Friday, 30 July 2010 9:14 PM

Most amusing thing about the long NSW Senate list is some of the email addresses of the candidates - #ausvotes
Friday, 30 July 2010 9:17 PM

I'll incorporate Twitter log updates in future entries to my election bloggage, moving forward.