Saturday, August 10, 2013

'I don't oppose Islam as a country' — Australia's Stephanie Banister Withdraws from Politics After Disastrous TV Interview

She'd only been a declared candidate for two days. But still. It usually takes someone with a life's interest in public affairs to make a decent candidate. It's too bad, since I think she's got her head in the right place.

At Telegraph UK, "Australian election candidate says she doesn't oppose 'Islam as a country'."

And at the Guardian UK, "One Nation's Stephanie Banister withdraws from race after Islam comments."

You really do need a minimal level of competence, for shame.

More at the Sydney Morning Herald, "Stephanie Banister compared with Sarah Palin as gaffe-ridden interview makes headlines around the world."