Thursday, August 8, 2013

August 8. Day 220. What a side show

At this time of year all eyes in Brisbane are meant to be one one place and one place only - the RNA Showgrounds and the annual Exhibition that started today.
You've gotta love the Ekka. Like a moth to a flame I find the flashing lights of sideshow alley call me and bring out that child-like excitement that stays buried for most of the year.
Today I didn't even make it through the gates but peered over the fence like a jealous neighbour.
In any case this year, when it comes to side shows, there was another contender.
The federal election campaign is underway and just when we thought we'd seen it all, right out of left field came former Premier Peter Beattie. Years of denying any Federal aspirations forgotten, former Premier Pete is now standing for an outer Brisbane electorate. I, for one, didn't see that one coming.
Looks like we might be in for a bit of a wild ride between now and polling day on September 7.

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