|Dugal's huge paw.|
I'm sure you've heard about the Feline Pawty's bid for the federal election.
I've been trying to find the best job for my friend Dugal, the candidate for Adelaide in our new government. He's a big strong cat, with a really big, strong paw. I'd been thinking of making him Deputy Prime Minispurr, but I think I've found something even more important.
I think I should make him Speakpurr of the Parliament. That's a job that needs are really, really, strong paw.
One of the things I've been doing lately to learn about politics is to watch Parliament Question Time on television.
You might expect that the Parliament that runs a country as big as Australia would be doing important things, working together to try to make the best decisions for all Australians. You would be wrong.
Have you ever watched two dogs who have been introduced to each other and have to share a yard? They have a weeing contest. They wee all over the place, each trying to have the last and strongest smell.
That's what the humans in Parliament are like. They're not trying to work together to fix problems and come up with great ideas. When ever someone comes up with an idea, the other side just wees all over it. No wonder nothing ever seems to get done.
(I must make a note here. I know we have some honorary cats in the Feline Pawty, who are, strictly speaking, dogs. They will all be taken for walkies before Parliament sits so they can be good dogs and not embarrass themselves or the pawty during Parliamentary sittings. It's a pity the human parties don't think to do the same thing.)
The toughest job in the Parliament is the job of the Speakpurr. The Speakpurr has to try to make all the unrefined, misbehaving, humans, be more civilised. I've watched the current Speakpurr, Ms Burke, on TV, trying to make the humans behave with some dignity. She keeps having to tell them they're bad humans and even sends them outside for time out. She works very hard, and the humans don't show her a lot of respect. Sometimes, they won't go when she sends them to time out and she has to get someone to take them out. They never behave well enough for her to give them treats.
So I think the job of Speakpurr needs a bit strong cat, with big strong paws, like Dugal.
Parliament will be in safe paws with Dugal, I think.
Until next time we meet in the Bloggosphere,