Two Zs, no X-fac­tor

The Courier-Mail - QWeekend - - UP FRONT -

An­nasta­cia Palaszczuk's story (“Her other life”, July 26-27) is the fa­mil­iar story of so many politi­cians, the child who fol­lowed a par­ent into the pro­fes­sion and per­haps is lack­ing that “X-fac­tor” to take them to the next level. Palaszczuk has been lit­tle more than ad­e­quate in op­pos­ing Pre­mier Camp­bell New­man whose own-goal mis­takes have given am­ple fod­der for ridicule at vary­ing moments through­out his ten­ure. She has clearly missed op­por­tu­ni­ties to go for his jugu­lar. While Palaszczuk might like to be­lieve that come elec­tion night next year the un­doubted swing back to La­bor which will oc­cur was be­cause of her, the re­al­ity is couched more in the realms that New­man and his LNP Govern­ment have im­ploded and wasted a mas­sive ma­jor­ity in ide­o­log­i­cal sabre-rat­tling and poor de­ci­sion-mak­ing while in power. Pol­i­tics is a dirty busi­ness and thus far Palaszczuk lacks the killer in­stinct to take her to the pre­mier­ship.

Paul Hen­der­son, Wyn­num

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