Hi, Robert Merkel here. A Bent Ghost is my new blogging home.
You might remember me from such blogs as the Big Purple blog Larvatus Prodeo.
A Bent Ghost is in memory of Thomas Bent, the 22nd Premier of Victoria. Bent apparently combined some genuinely laudable tendancies, not least an enthusiasm for public works, with a taste for enriching himself in the process.
While this blog will cover any political topic that takes my fancy, there will be a particular focus on the Victorian state government. While there is any amount of commentary on federal politics, state politics seems to have almost been forgotten. This is unfortunate, because state governments still provide so many of the services of government that we actually interact with on a daily basis.
I can’t promise to post huge screeds every day, but I will try to follow some of what I, at least, consider the most imprortant developments.
I am also intending to take to Twitter on a more regular basis; my twitter Id is @rgmerk.
Hope you find the blog worthwhile!