Our country's and citizens fortunes or failures are in the hands of influential speakers.
Every opportunity for advancement needs us all to grasp every opportunity diligently, and preferrably with respect.
Alexander Downer said it was time to grow up, move on and forget it.
Voters don't want you telling them to grow up. Besides, at my age, I am having too much fun in my second childhood!
I think some speakers need to grow up.
Well we have grown up with decades of prolific mud-slinging negativity from both sides, and the fringes, which has left us in a parlous cynical situation.
Premier Newman praised his guts for apologising. Cornered and with integrity in tatters one must grasp any straw to attempt salvation.
I am sure no newspaper editor in this land would instigate such remarks.