Saturday, 22 December 2012

Is George Brandis Australia's worst performing politician?

The Owl's readers on the Crikey website have been voting this week to provide an annual ranking for senior government and opposition politicians. George Brandis, the shadow Attorney General, is engaged in a close battle with Sophie Mirabella for the worst performing title.
On the government side the Minister for Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry Joe Ludwig is building what looks like an unassailable lead as the worst performer.
Overall the assessment of Opposition shadow ministers is much harsher than that on their Government counterparts. That probably tells us something about Crikey's readership and a good reason to move voting out from behind the paywall to allow the broadminded followers of the politicalowl to add their tuppence worth.