Opinion

Not just a footballer? David Pocock and the strange allure of brawny candidates

Ian Warden
By Ian Warden
May 20 2022 - 7:00pm
Not just a footballer? Will David Pocock win a spot in the Senate in Saturday's federal election? Picture: James Croucher

Surely when someone achieves world-class excellence at a sport this someone must have demonstrated a galaxy of qualities bound to make them an adornment of any parliament.

He's just a footballer! I heard an angry woman shrill one morning earlier this week during a spirited exchange of views about independent Senate candidate David Pocock.

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Ian Warden

Ian Warden is a Canberra Times columnist