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Saturday, March 17, 2007

Moss Vale Show a wash-out

Bernie and I spent a second day at the Moss Vale Show. I almost wish we hadn't.
As a country show, it lacked the authenticity of the Robbo Show, the week before. Hardly any bucolic odours. Lots of stalls, but not many people.
We met up with local candidates for the NSW seat of Goulburn, Pru Goward (Liberal) and Paul Stephenson (Independent), seen here when he was still Mayor of Goulburn.

He was inspecting the nearly empty Pejar Dam, at the time.

Paul understands about water shortages, as you can see.

I was pleased to note that Pru arrived at the show, wearing one of our "cow" T-shirts (as modelled at left by David Thompson's daughter).

It soon started pouring with rain, and Pru donned a protective raincoat - fair enough. We were all ducking for cover, moving leaflets out of the rain, etc.

Can the Save Water Alliance claim credit for making it rain?

The low light of the day was some guy who tried to con Bernie out of one of our "Show bags", with our hat (or a T-shirt). When Bernie said we were actualy selling them, to raise funds for our campaign, this guy got very disgruntled.

A lady from Bundanoon came past, and had a look at our stall, then announced she could not possibly help us, as they had their own water issue, in Bundanoon, (you know)!

Well, yes, we do know. As a matter of fact, we have already offered to help the Bundanoon people; we have spoken with the local people organising their campaign; and I even attended a Committee meeting over there last week. Some people are very off-putting with their attitudes, I would have to say.

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