Reader Poll

Does anybody actually care about Utegate?

K-Rudd isn’t going to resign. Swan isn’t going to resign. Turnbull isn’t going to resign. The guy from the public service is going to get fired jailed. It seems he’ll be the only one remembering this whole saga a year from now.

What I think would be awesome would be if the alchopops thing is the trigger for a double dissolution. Imagine being the Prime Minister booted out for trying to make grog more expensive. That’ll play in headlines all over the world.

I also hate the way we add “gate” to the end of every political scandal. It didn’t happen in the Watergate building so it’s not analogous.

I hope K-Rudd is learning his lesson about how it pays to be nice to your public servants and not make them work at break neck speed. They’ve claimed his Defense Minister and now they’re after him.


Leah says:

Nope, I don’t care. And I think naming ‘scandals’ after Watergate is lame, too.

Andrew says:

I would condone the use of the suffix ‘gate’ in a scandal involving something that rhymes with water.. like otter-gate (you have to use an american accent to get that one) or… actually, I can’t really think of too many words that rhyme with water.
I don’t even know what Utegate is either.

queenstuss says:

I don’t care or get it either. I missed the news a few days in a row, and all of a sudden there’s this growing chain of ministers who say someone else should stand down.

ABC is referring to it as the OzCar affair. They seem to accept that the only gate involved is the tailgate on the back of the ute.

Andrew says:

The Tailgate scandal… I like it!