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Bacon’s son in political bid


A FAMILIAR name is returning to Tasmanian politics with the son of a former premier making a tilt at a state seat. Confirming one of the worst-kept secrets in Tasmanian politics, late premier Jim Bacon’s son Scott will today announce he is seeking preselection to run for Labor in Denison at the 2010 state election. Read more here

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  1. don davey

    June 9, 2009 at 7:45 am

    Seems i was on the right track as there was a photo of him with Bartlett in the examiner .

    just out of short pants i’d say ! so it’s gunna be a year or two before he starts shavin !


  2. salamander

    June 9, 2009 at 12:09 am

    Ok woodworker, you and all staunch laborites will vote for him – great.
    Meanwhile the people with brains will think first, about who is best for the state, rather than who of our mates/comrades/extended family members we want to favour.

  3. Greg James

    June 8, 2009 at 4:46 pm

    woodworker is that a chip on your shoulder as well as the one in your eye…

  4. Mike Adams

    June 8, 2009 at 2:40 am

    Mr Bacon Jr. is no doubt a staunch ‘republican’, totally against heredity having anything to do with power and privilege. Would anyone out there care to think of other Tasmanian examples???

  5. joey

    June 7, 2009 at 8:52 pm

    i would think that cassey and booth have earned their position when compared to someone riding the coat tail of their dad and another banking on their accidental fame to get the votes (and hasn’t the latter shown his word to be flexible, ie, his position on the pulp mill)

  6. don davey

    June 7, 2009 at 4:58 pm

    Here we go again, bloody Hero worshipper “woodworker” once more want’s to bring home the “bacon”.
    I mean ,for starters the kid’s got to start shavin ! before he can grow a “stache” like his old man.

  7. Claire and Charles Gilmour

    June 7, 2009 at 3:41 pm

    Scott Bacon … “he says he wants to build on his father’s legacy.”

    Which legacy would that be?

    The BLF sired legacy?
    The un – Tasmanian legacy?
    The mao/communist legacy?
    The monopoly pokey deals legacy?
    The clearfell forest legacy?
    The divisive legacy?

    ‘…For the promised land fat from Bacon,
    He sadly had forsaken,
    Now divided stands the nation,
    We’ve all been duped, all been taken.

    You followed the pulp, to its source,
    Apparently a matter, of course,
    You added Lennon, Crean and a bit of Green,
    And laws to hide what was unclean,
    It’s tarnished our image, dulled the sheen,
    You may have tried to poison our minds, make us blind,
    But you never went unseen! ɉ۪

    So now we have the entrenched ‘jobs for the boys’ legacy, Scott Bacon, a “State Government staffer, who is working as an adviser to Premier David Bartlett and senior minister David Llewellyn…”

    In essence now being paid by the public to advertise himself and run as a Labor candidate. Is he being paid to work for the Labor party or for the public service?

    Obviously he is not impartial. Is this acceptable?

    Maybe his advisory role is to advise the state labor government on how to keep public servants towing the labor party line in an age where there’s little doubt, in Tasmania, advisor = spin doctor.

    Now that’s a labor legacy!

  8. George Harris aka woodworker

    June 7, 2009 at 3:19 pm

    dev, it’s mutual

  9. dev

    June 7, 2009 at 2:17 pm

    Dear woody, care factor zero.

  10. George Harris aka woodworker

    June 6, 2009 at 10:01 pm

    Good on Scott Bacon. I hope he goes well. I will be voting for him, but I will be voting for the three sitting members, as well. My preferred scenario would be for the three sitting members to be returned, and for Scott Bacon to take the seat off Cassy O’Connor. She is a waste of space.
    I would also like to see Brant Webb take the seat from blubberguts Booth in Bass, who hasn’t been impressive in the manner in which he has dealt with people. Friends of mine say he wasn’t much of a sawmiller, and he’s not much of a politician.

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