Election Day de-feet for politicians?
Blog Guy, I just found out there’s an election underway in Australia. Can you explain how the process works down there?
Sure. As far as I’m aware, it’s a unique electoral system. They dangle the candidates from ropes over a pool of water with a huge saltwater crocodile in it, and the one he doesn’t eat becomes prime minister.
That’s cruel! It’s barbaric!
Not really, the crocodile actually enjoys it.
So the candidate who is left alive is the big winner, huh?
I hadn’t thought of it that way before, but I guess if you believe being Prime Minister of Australia is better than slowly being pulled apart by a crocodile, then yes.
But let’s say the crocodile is very fast, and he eats BOTH candidates. Who becomes prime minister then?
As you can see here, the third option is Prime Minister Oven Roasted Chicken. It’s a nice compromise.
Dirty Harry, a saltwater crocodile, picks a chicken under a caricature of Australia’s Prime Minister Julia Gillard in Darwin August 19, 2010. Given the choice of two dead chickens, one with Gillard’s face stuck on the carcass and the other with conservative opposition leader Tony Abbott’s face. REUTERS/Wade Huffman-Crocosaurus Cove/Handout