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FIRECRACKERS: Nathan Rees fizzer bursts into the sky in a manner strangely familiar

Nathan Rees:

â–  Became a NSW state MP on 24th March 2007

â–  Became a Minister on 2nd April 2007

â–  Became Premier on 5th September 2008

â–  Was sacked as Premier 4th December 2009 after ratting on Joe Tripodi (who’d supported him to be Premier the previous year) and sacking him on the 16th November 2009.

Some speculate he’ll be leaving Parliament at the next election due in 2011.

This is probably the most unusual and bizarre political career since notorious Victorian Labor MP Evan Thornley who quit on the verge of promotion to the Victorian cabinet in order to run the Australian franchise of a car battery concern. Thornley put out a press release claiming he was about to raise $1 billion in finance for the car battery company with the help of the Macquarie millionaire factory. It’s taken a full year to raise $25 million and even that was a struggle from what he hear.

Thornley’s model is to muscle money from the government desperate to cut carbon emissions by getting subsidies, tax breaks and such . To that end he has appointed a number of politically connected people – not necessarily bad folk we emphasise – to help extract that loot including the husband of the now NSW Premier Kristina Keneally. Legend in Queensland has it that he has also approached the husband of that state’s First Lady of Disaster Master Chef Anna Bligh.

The fact that any Labor government money going to this Labor mate’s company will be a huge scandal seems so far lost on the ethically flexible and highly remunerated CEO.


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  1. Kristina Keneally’s hubby works for Evan

    Posted by Anonymous | December 10, 2009, 9:25
  2. It is more likely that Rees would lose his seat of Toongabbie if he were to run in 2011. At the moment polling indicates an expected 21% swing against Labor in NSW. The way things are going, unless Barry O’Farrell is caught up in a sex scandal with either an 8 year old boy or a dead goat, that tsumami against Labor will get bigger.

    Funnily, Tripodi would be one of a small group of MPs that would hold their seats after the next election.

    Posted by Clingwrap Kid | December 10, 2009, 10:19
  3. If the goat was alive, would that also be a problem? Or is Sydney becoming very tolerant these days?

    Posted by VEXNEWS | December 10, 2009, 10:23
  4. Clingwrap as you well know 8year old boys are reserved strictly for Labor paedophiles.However Barry’s welcome to any dead goats he fancies,just as long as he leaves the live ones alone.

    Posted by Anonymous | December 10, 2009, 10:57
  5. I think a live goat would be ok. But knowing Barry’s appetite it wouldn’t be alive for long.

    Posted by Clingwrap Kid | December 10, 2009, 11:04
  6. f a duck …leave the poor goat alone

    Posted by Anonymous | December 10, 2009, 12:38
  7. Steve Chaytor had a shorter parliamentary career. By-election to disendorsement… but it is true he did not reach the lofty heights of Premier.

    Posted by Peted | December 10, 2009, 19:13


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