Doug Cameron A Labor senator has likened the final months of the Rudd government and tight voting rules that apply to the Coalition parties as having a "political lobotomy"
Aspiring Politicians in Australia who join parties and stand for election in either of the major parties get a rude awakening once elected.
They have high expectations of doing good for their electorate and bringing about major changes for the good of the country.
Once ensconced they quickly learn that it is about power, even when people agree with a particular policy they are not allowed to comment if it is brought up by the opposing side.
The frustration of these new members is palpable and even though both sides say their MP's are able to speak their mind, it is rubbish, parties have ways of punishing members that are not very kind.
Perhaps in this tight Minority government we have at the moment members will be more able to express themselves."we were fooled"
This is what we were lead to believe for about a week, then the parliamentary whips forced them into line once again.
It's about time we had these Lobotomy's reversed, vasectomy's are reversible these days so we can only hope.
Of course they would have to be vaccinated so it wouldn't happen again and they need to have a large dose of fortitude at the same time.
There seems to be a shortage of this commodity around parliament house at the moment.
EXAMPLES OF LOBOTOMY
THEY TOOK ALL OF MINE
I ALWAYS TURN TO THE RIGHT
I SWING TO THE LEFT OR RIGHT
DEPENDS ON WHICH SIDE WAS REMOVED