Predicting the future in politics is always a difficult task, so why not let one’s imagination take the lead. Positive thoughts bring about positive changes.
As I delve into my crystal ball, the following come to mind:
The mega miners have a sudden outbreak of conscience and decide not to oppose the Resource Super Profits Tax. Twiggy immediately calls a press conference and announces that he also intends to donate the tax which he has avoided paying for the past seven years. The beneficiaries are to be the Yindjibarndi people.
Gina decides to go on a diet for charity, vowing to donate all proceeds to the government’s Clean Energy Fund. The Clean Energy Council’s CEO and Climate Change Minister Greg Combet are spotted doing high-fives.
John Howard announces a change of heart saying that in the future he will be voting for a Republic. He demands an immediate referendum. Little Johnny adds that he can now see why both himself and royalty are anachronisms.
Cardinal Pell decides to back both the science of climate change and gay marriage.
Tony Abbott decides to quit politics, not just for the good of the party but for the sake of the Australian people. Sounds of wails and lamentations are heard, from shock jocks and some MSM journalists, all of whom have donned sackcloth and ashes. One was heard to lament,
“What do I do now! What if the new Liberal leader comes up with policies (gasps are heard from his fellows). I’ve forgotten how to write about about these.” (sobs quietly into his Kleenex).
Tony promises, “Never again will I be photographed wearing Lycra.”