Do you find Sona a bit of a drag? Well, just look at it in a new way

11 February 2020 - 07:00
START OUR ENGINES, MR PRESIDENT The stars of the Trolly Dollies, Molly (Rudi Jansen), Cathy Specific (Brendan van Rhyn) and Holly (Christopher Dudgeon) were among the red carpet guests at last year's Sona.
START OUR ENGINES, MR PRESIDENT The stars of the Trolly Dollies, Molly (Rudi Jansen), Cathy Specific (Brendan van Rhyn) and Holly (Christopher Dudgeon) were among the red carpet guests at last year's Sona.
Image: Esa Alexander

The State of the Nation address will be disappointing because it always is. This is our collective agreement. Those are the rules.

I don’t know why we do it, but we do and it’s always the same. For a single evening we allow ourselves to disconnect from our stoic, defensive pragmatism and our hopes of glacial, incremental change, and throw ourselves headlong down the super-tube of political escapism.

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