On Saturday I met a man who was about to die. Well, a political death, that is. Here, for posterity, is a transcript of my hard-hitting in-depth dialogue with Liberal opposition leader Robert Doyle, merely hours beforehe spectacularly lost the election. I think you’ll find this free and frank exchange of views somewhat revealing, both of the man himself, and indeed of the political process.
(local primary school, 2:30pm Saturday)
Doyle: Would you like a how-to-vote card?
Bowen: No, thanks.*
Phew. Such an fiery exchange hasn’t been seen since the
Bracks/Doyle debate of the first week of the campaign.
*I don’t just reject Liberal Party how-to-vote cards – I reject them all.