Bet more than honoured

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Last updated on March 6th, 2018 at 12:30 am

Reader Andrew Richards bet $1000 that the ALP would name a union official or similar to contest the seat of Werriwa (abandoned following Mark Latham’s panco attack).

Andrew subsequently faced a dilemma when the ALP rolled out a former unionist. Here’s the resolution:

I felt that the Salvation Army had been deprived of a donation by the swift footwork of the ALP in nominating to replace Mark Latham a Potemkin Village small businessman as, behind this façade, was the usual boring old fart unionist.

So, to put an end to the matter and avoid a scandal, I today made an ex gratia payment with a denial of liability (as the lawyers say) of $1000 to the Sallies.



Very generous, and very cool.

Posted by Tim B. on 02/17/2005 at 07:31 AM
    1. Ahh, honored his promise and pissed off the moonbats by making a donation to a religious group.  I like the way this boy thinks.

      Posted by richard mcenroe on 02/17 at 11:24 AM • permalink


    1. The ALP should match it!

      Posted by blogstrop on 02/17 at 05:40 PM • permalink


    1. “The ALP should match it!”

      I hope they won’t. I’d find it a bit disconcerting to see the sun rise in the west.

      Posted by Kathy K on 02/17 at 09:02 PM • permalink


    1. Why didn’t they put up the Labour Party’s old mate, John Marsden? He’s a well-known local celebrity. Or else there’s MarkL’s best friend, the developer of Orange Grove.

      Both are much more colourful.

      Posted by roxylady on 02/17 at 11:56 PM • permalink


  1. Hey, maybe Phil Adams will dedicate a column to this.

    Posted by Hanyu on 02/18 at 12:59 AM • permalink