Short & Sweet - week beginning February 27

The question of the day: who will take out the Academy Award for Best Performance as a Labor Politician? While Anthony Albanese is the frontrunner for Best Supporting Caucus Member, giving a heartfelt speech in which he pledged his support for Rudd, the fate of Rudd's political future will ultimately be decided today. The result is sure to reflect Academy politics more than the people's popular vote. That's how it rolls in Hollywood, and so too in Canberra. Will the light on the hill shine brighter after the imbroglio or fade to oblivion?

Let's catch up: The end is nigh for our short stay at our country abode. Woe! But what a wonderful change of scenery it has been. Meanwhile, we're celebrating a special 11-year-old's birthday today.
This week's agenda: Cleaning house... just like Labor.
The Word for the week: "Therefore, beloved, looking forward to these things, be diligent to be found in Him in peace, without spot and blameless.' (2 Peter 3:13-14)
Quote of the week: "'This is not in my self interest, I am doing this because it is right.'' - Anthony Albanese, Minister for Infrastructure, in defense of his pledge for Rudd and Labor values. word for the week: bandy \BAN-dee\, verb:
1. To pass from one to another or back and forth; give and take.
2. To throw or strike to and fro or from side to side, as a ball in tennis.
3. To circulate freely.
"The leadership of a nation is hardly the sort of thing to be bandied about as if politicians were taking part in Hey Hey It's Saturday's 'Red Faces', with Red Simmons sitting there with a smirk and the gong, but we Aussies have a certain antipathy for the current national office born more of distrust than respect (perhaps this is media-led, or a British inheritance... Yes, Prime Minister?). Is this necessary in a democracy? Or a defeatist way to be? Maybe Clarke and Dawe should just run the country?"
Reading: 'Dysfunction in the church and the ALP' at Eureka Street.

Girl With a Satchel