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Last updated on August 6th, 2017 at 06:16 am
The only thing extraordinary about this is that the Greens didn’t approach him first:
The Australian Democrats today took the extraordinary step of saying they would welcome convicted terrorist David Hicks running for the party as a candidate.
UPDATE. According to Crikey reader Christopher Ridings, Hicks is the new Jesus:
Maybe it’s just Easter coming on, but the picture of David Hicks in long hair before a kangaroo court gave me that chilling sense of deja vu. It brought to my mind that quote of the Duke of Bedford in George Bernard Shaw’s classic play, Saint Joan when he asked, “Must a Christ be crucified in every generation for those who have no imagination?”
UPDATE II. “It’s the same old same old from the Right,” complains Mondo. “They appear incapable of grasping the idea that the Left can support Hicks’ rights, but not Hicks the man.”
UPDATE III. Democrat Max Baumann claims Sandra Kanck was misquoted:
Ms Kanck was talking about membership of the Australian Democrats.
Well, that’s just fine then.