Over the weekend Fairfax reported that an early federal election could be on the cards.
According to TWO of Abbott’s cabinet ministers we might be
getting pissed and eating sausages exercising our democratic rights as early as March of next year… so we need to get organised.
LET’S BE SMART ABOUT THIS PEOPLE.
I think we can all agree that there is one clear choice for Prime Minister of Australia and that, dear friends, is Waleed Aly.
Week after week, it’s ‘Aly just nailed’ this, watch his ‘glorious smack-down’ of that, watch him ‘tear [insert political idiocy] to shreds’.
I say we just go the whole hog and put him in charge already.
Unfortunately in Australia there’s a little thing called the Westminster system that prevents us from electing a leader purely by popular vote, so he’d have to join on of the major parties, which, let’s face it, is a bit of a bummer.
But putting ‘practicality’ (pfffff) to one side for a moment, I googled ‘How to become Prime Minister of Australia’ and Aly actually ticks the three main boxes. SO THERE WESTMINSTER.
Apparently, it helps if you’re male (of course it does), if you’re born here (he was born in Melbourne), and if you have a law degree (he has a law degree AND an engineering degree- show off).
Aly has already had an impressive career as a human rights lawyer, journalist and social commentator.