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Reece Pocock short Bio. I live in Adelaide South Australia with my wife Marilyn who is the guiding light in my life. My son lives not far away with his wife and three gorgeous Granddaughters that are the joy of my life. "After many years of working, having a family, community and military service, I thought I had a story to tell, so I wrote a novel. The trouble was, when I read it, I knew it wasn't good enough. The professional writing course at Adelaide Centre for the ARTS proved to be ideal for me. The four years I spent studying opened up many opportunities and proved life changing. "I am currently employed as a finance broker and find as much time to write as I can." Current work in progress The historical novel that started it all is under consideration by a US Agent. I’m trying to find a producer for two film scripts. I am also working on another novel, children's stories, and short stories. And I am writing articles for a trade magazine as well as TheCheers. Specific Skills and Work Orientation Much of my work is history based with particular interest in the Australian Military. I am interested in commission or freelance work of all kinds, and willing to discuss any proposals. I enjoy research, and have good computer skills. Memberships SA Writer's Centre since 1998 Grace Emily Writer's Group Australian Writer’s Guild

In this article Reece discusses Okay for Wannabe Australian Prime Minister to visit Strip Club.


Okay for Wannabe Australian Prime Minister to visit Strip Club

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2007-08-30 12:24:09

This article belongs to Australia - Land of the Free? column.


If you want to be the Australian Prime Minister is it okay to visit a strip club and ogle semi nude women?


 


‘Yes,' say the Australian people.


 


The leader of the Labor Party, Kevin Rudd, admitted to visiting Scores Strip Club in New York four years ago. He was drunk and persuaded to go along with a group of men, but only stayed for about twenty minutes.


 


Australian Politics got dirty last week. Someone revealed the above damaging information. It has been alleged it came from the office of Foreign Minister Alexander Downer.


 


Did I say damaging? The polls showed the Australian people still want Kevin Rudd to be the next Prime Minister. If the election were held now he would romp home with a record majority.



It has been suggested that the Prime Minister, John Howard, should attend a strip show to hopefully gain popularity to at least counter Kevin Rudd's action.


Some street interviews revealed that Kevin Rudd now appears to be more human and not as strait laced as some of his Christian utterings make him appear. Others were totally appalled and said that his action would affect their vote. It's hard to see where these objectors are from the polls.


 


I prefer to think that the Australian electorate is becoming more mature. Because Kevin Rudd visited a strip club it won't make him a bad prime minister. It will have no affect on how he runs the country. It's interesting the electorate can see that.





 


Maybe he has Shane Warne to thank. As a cricketer Shane Warne had no peer and was Australia's best player since Don Bradman. Off the field, Warne harassed young women by continuously sending unwanted text messages. He was caught in many uncompromising sexual situations and for a time he and his wife parted. However, he won many test matches for Australia, so his off field activities had no affect to how great he was as a cricketer. 

 

The Australian people understand that Rudd's activities are mild compared to some ex Australian Prime Minister's such as Bob Hawke and Harold Holt. And don't ever think about comparing him to some American ex Presidents. 





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