There’s been something bugging me about Brendon Nelson for a long time now, beyond his imbecilic listening tour and general ineptness, that I just haven’t been able to put my finger on. But a comment at grods helped to put everything in its place, it’s about evil.
Almost 20 years ago Twin Peaks, a disarming and fantastic look at the hidden side of a small town, bought us into the life of the Palmer family as they are dealing with the murder of their daughter Laura. The story focuses often on the place of evil in our lives and the climax to the mystery of who killed Laura Palmer is the revelation that her father, inhabited by a malevolent spirit since childhood, was in fact responsible for the murder, along with other brutalisation during her life. Leland Palmer’s veneer of respectability is torn away as Bob, the inhabiting spirit, admits to the crimes and then drives him on a manic surge of self harm culminating in his death.
By now, no doubt, most of you are wondering what a cult TV show from 1990 has to do with the Liberal party in 2008. As I said I hadn’t been able to put my finger on it, but something has always bugged me about Brendan, I think it’s the hair.