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NSW Premier in love, traffic, and trouble…I think

In Article on October 24, 2008 at 2:33 am

Addressing a conference yesterday, Premier Nathan Rees made a rather strange and clumsy comment on the status of traffic congestion in Sydney.

“It’s like being in love. If you think you are in love, you are in love. If you think you are in traffic, you are in traffic.”

Reaction ranged from baffled silence to nervous laughter. Many observers already feeling anger at the cancellation of major infrastructure programs have been critical of Rees’ 7 weeks in the job.

The Premier responded this morning saying “we’ve made it very clear that public transport and easing congestion are front and centre of my government.”

He added “so to are breeding multi-coloured unicorns and replacing ferries with large swan-shaped pedal boats.” Hoping to reassure NSW voters Rees continued, “if you think you are going to catch a bus and make it to work on time, you will. That’s how easy it is.”

Or as pensioner Margery Black of Epping told Mind the Gap, “if you think that it is impossible to bumble along so badly that Barry O’Farrell starts to look good, then you think you can win the next election.”

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