Politicians playing the man, not the ball
IT'S that day again.
It's the day that comes around about every three years, and in most instances we'll be pleased to see the end of it and the shenanigans that went on in the weeks leading up to it.
Yes, it's Election Day - the day when the citizens of Australia get to choose who they want to run the country for the next three years.
The past four weeks have been interesting in some respects, deadly boring and predictable in others.
But the main issue seems to be that the political parties in Australia seem to be playing the man rather than the ball.
Such a massive amount of time was spent by political hopefuls on all sides of the fence taking pot shots at each other rather than the policies that they offer (or didn't offer).
That politics has become such a personal slanging match does not bode well for any party or party leader being able to manage the massive business that is Australia.
One would not be far from the mark to state they were more worried about being elected than about the state of the nation.