What ‘The Wire’ taught me about Australian Politics

If The Wire taught me anything about politics it’s that it doesn’t really matter who Australia’s leader is, under the current system. For whatever good intentions and false hopes potential leaders hold for delivering on promises, ‘setting things straight’ and speaking for the people, will be bent and broken under the weight of the support that was bought and begged on the road to the top seat.

Politics (and the country’s future) is what happens offscreen, between the lines and behind closed doors. But if it makes you feel better…bring on the next puppet.

Kevin Rudd’s emotional farewell speech (Australia’s Former Prime Minister):
Part 1, Part 2 & Part 3.