Wednesday, February 13, 2008

Thankyou

I was nervous about today. I voted for Rudd, he's made a few tentative steps in the right direction on some issues but I was trying to brace myself for a watered down 'we're sorry even though it wasn't our fault really and we're certainly not going to pay out any cash' kind of a speech. Instead I thought it was brilliant: heartfelt, apparently sincere and exactly what a lot of people have been wanting to hear for a long time. I burst into tears last night listening to the basic bit tabled in parliament and today's speech only built on that. This is a day that I'm going to remember forever and I hope that everyone who doesn't support the apology listened to it closely and thought about why they felt that way. Whatever happens, Government-wise, after today, this is an amazing day.

Meanwhile, Brendan "rat face" Nelson has never looked so out of his depth.

8 comments:

Anonymous said...

http://www.theage.com.au/ffximage/2008/02/13/fpp_sorry_salute,0.jpg

Does that look like a reconciliatory pose?

Looks more black panther like....

Can of worms.

Anonymous said...


PIC LINK


try that :)

my name is kate said...

Looks like a victory salute to me. And who can blame him?

CB One said...

Looks like pride to me. Need to see more of it as far as I'm concerned, and I think today is a step in that direction.

my name is kate said...

True that CB - hope this is the start of genuine change.

the other kate said...

yay for pride, black or otherwise. i'm not even going to go there with you anonymous, because i really enjoyed the chance today to feel proud and i'm going to let the glow last as long as it can. proud of our leader and proud of a step australia was finally able to take, and proud of the group of people around me at the perth esplanade this morning, all laughing and crying and cheering and jeering together.

rudd did a good job, comprehensive and sincere. i really really tried to give dr brendan 'devil' nelson the benefit of the doubt, to see him as trying his best, but he lost me with the ramblings about alcohol abuse and irresponsible welfare use. thankfully they turned off the tv at that point.

but good ol' tuckey really trumped him, effectively branding all indigenous people as petrol-sniffing child sexual abusers. what a top bloke.

Dave said...

anonymous, you are so predictable. but no more so than me i guess :)

Dave said...

anonymous, you are so predictable. but no more so than me i guess :)