Why is she there?

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ONE elec­tion mys­tery is the pic­tures of hope­ful politi­cians that sud­denly sprout like weeds on the side of the road.

Vot­ers are not so gullible as to elect a mem­ber of par­lia­ment for Bund­aberg by judg­ing which mid­dle-aged Cau­casian head on a stick looks good, rather than ex­am­in­ing party pol­icy.

Pre­dictably, the two-headed placard takes this ab­sur­dity to an­other level.

Why is a fed­eral senator at­tach­ing her­self to a state elec­tion?

She is not a can­di­date. No one can vote for her in this state elec­tion.

Doesn’t she trust the lo­cal can­di­date to be xeno­pho­bic enough? Is she wor­ried that the ac­tual can­di­date won’t rant and rave pro­mot­ing in­tol­er­ance?

Is she so self-cen­tered as to be­lieve it’s all about her?

We de­serve a po­lit­i­cal party that ac­knowl­edges Aus­tralia as a land of mi­grants and de­scen­dants of mi­grants, that chal­lenges di­vi­sive big­otry by pro­mot­ing tol­er­ance and treats vot­ers as com­pe­tent, in­tel­li­gent cit­i­zens.

Note the two-headed can­di­dates and pref­er­ence them in last place when you vote. — KERRY BOLAM Bund­aberg North

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