2 July, 2016. 17:45
ERROL PARKER | Editor-at-large | Contact
AS THE SUN SETS ON another ordinary election day, one young Melbourne greens campaigner is facing the prospect of having to catch the tram home in Birkenstocks.
Only problem is it’s very cold.
Kate Lewis said she had a bit of a brain snap when she pulled on her German riding boots this morning as she headed out the door to campaign.
She spoke to The Advocate this afternoon via SMS.
“It gets worse,” she said.
“When I finally to the polling station at Dandenong Primary, this pig rolled up in a Hilux blaring Brown Sugar by the Rolling Stones at full volume. Doesn’t he know it’s about raping a black girl? What a fucking joke. That got me so angry,”
“Then he had the gall to wink at me as he shared a man nod with the Liberals campaigner. I had to clench my fists and breath.”
But that’s not all.
After long day of breaking people’s personal space and calling old white men ‘dickbags’, Kate felt a droplet of spit hit her lips and a Liberal voter sneezed.
That was it for the 23-year-old politically minded theology student. She’d had enough.
“I keyed a BMW and walked home. My feet are freezing. I’m going to get the cat to sit on them when I get home.”