The Australian Greens have decided on a replacement following Christine Milne’s shock resignation this morning after three years in the top job.
Both Adam Bandt and Richard Di Natale put their hats into the ring but like most people, The (un)Australian is unable to tell them apart.
Greens insiders insist it’s easy because one has glasses, speaks in a whiny voice and walks as if the weight of the world rests upon his shoulders. The other one also has glasses, speaks in a whiny voice and walks as if the weight of the world rests upon his shoulders but he is in the senate. Apparently one’s a doctor!
Ms Milne announced her resignation via twitter this morning but did not use any emoji, which the ABC’s Chris Uhlmann said is proof of her political immaturity before comparing her unfavourably with Julie Bishop.
Senator Sarah Hanson-Young was conspicuous in her absence from today’s leadership race and sources say if it wasn’t for her ostentatious sobbing behind the curtains, few would have realised she was there for the vote.
Senators Scott Ludlam and Lee Rhiannon were also jockeying for position this morning but were early scratchings. Ludlams’s camp seemed to have lost track of time while debating whether or not “Luddites for Ludlam” was really the best name for the informal grouping and had forgotten to nominate by the time they realised “Hookers for Hillary” was possibly not the best group from which to draw inspiration.
Senator Lee Rihannon took to twitter shortly before the vote to decry the exclusion of the party membership, which was put down to the time difference between Canberra and Moscow rather than sour grapes.