Oakeshott's quest for power at any price confirms the factual reports from his electorate of a "rugby club junta" running an electorate in classical coopted corrupt fashion. Whether it's the local chief of staff of a newspaper, a newsreader, a NSW Labor government office holder or the less high profile shills trying to oppose the lightning of public offence with their bows and arrows, Oakeshott is no more a hippie laidback good guy politician than Julia Gillard.
His clumsy attempts at Machiavellian power politics have been laid bare. His appointment as Speaker, a role with 75% more pay and accompanying entitlements, would be the final bribe in an extremely raw and corrupt process to cobble together a collectivist socialist ruling elite out of what should be a fragmented and therefore democratic lower house in Australia.
Oakeshott must be emailed, phoned and written to every single day by as many folk as possible. We managed 4700+ mailouts yesterday, that number needs to increase by a long way.
Don't forget to also contact your own local member of whatever political grouping. Remind them all:
THEY WORK FOR US
WE PAY THEIR SALARIES
THEY ANSWER TO US EVERY DAY NOT JUST ON POLLING DAY