Two Zs, no X-factor
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