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We get the government we deserve

Thomas Jefferson once said that the government you elect is the government you deserve.  I can accept that if we had a meaningful choice of candidates to choose from but we rarely do.  Looking back over the past 25 years, if asked who I would have voted for if asked to vote for who should be Prime Minister, the only candidate would have been Malcolm Turnbull, but he was continually obstructed by Tony Abbott, and then knifed in the back by Scott Morrison, the last candidates I would have voted for.  Why is it that people who could be desirable political leaders that we could be proud of, don’t put their hands up?

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