The Beagle Editor,
The Liberals in Gilmore are a joke. Ann Sudmalis steps down. Jo Gash and Grant Schultz throw their hat in the ring.
Jo should have got preselected over Schultz. Not because she is female but because she is a true Liberal who has been there for the party from year dot and is widely known and respected. The preselection vote of 40-9 at the Bomaderry Bowling Club really showed the colours of where the Liberal Party is heading and it has unravelled every day thereafter. Joanna, not respected enough it seems by the Gilmore "power brokers" who backed their man Grant Schultz instead. Who ? Honestly, no-one knows. Grant Who? "Son of Alby" "Alby who?" But Morrison has seemingly panicked and knows Schultz doesn’t have a hope against Labor’s Fiona Phillips who has been campaigning for years now in Gilmore and is very well known.
Hey Sydney Liberal Executive ! This is what a federal Campaign looks like and your nut scratching has cost us any chance we might have had in Gilmore. Warren Mundine? Really?
There has been no Liberal promotion on the ground in Gilmore since Ann Sudmalis went to the UN and left the electorate to the Labor party. Phillips has cleaned up with her kiosks at country markets, street meets and now her new campaign office while the state executive Liberals have standing around scratching their nether regions and disrespecting the choice of candidate that was preselected by local members.. Now we hear today that Warren Mundine is going to be “parachuted” into Gilmore to stand as the Liberal candidate because ScoMo thinks his mate Wassa will get the numbers. It doesn’t even matter to ScoMo that Wassa isn’t even an endorsed Liberal Party member yet. Good mate Wassa lives in Rose Bay in Sydney and the only connection he has to the area is that of having family down this way But hang on a minute. Warren Mundine? That name rings a bell for most Liberal members because Wassa was National President of the Australian Labor Party (ALP)
Nyunggai Warren Mundine AO - Photo from Facebook Following the election of the Abbott-led Liberal-National coalition in 2013, Abbott appointed Mundine chairman of the Australian Government's Indigenous Advisory Council but then in In January 2017, then PM Malcolm Turnbull dissolved the Indigenous Advisory Council and removed Warren Mundine as chair. fed up... Reluctant Liberal voter Name and address supplied