Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Inferno of Dante upon the end of journey of political life

If you were going to set your political reputation on fire, Wednesday was the perfect day. It was the day Bob Carr chose to resign from the Senate without serving a minute in the chamber to which he had just been elected. It was a perfectly bad day for such a cynical revelation, as fires raged across the state, invoking, in his ill-timed self-absorption, the image of the narcissist emperor Nero, playing the lyre while Rome burned. Day of Remembrance