The Rose Jackson saga continues. For those new to the amazing story of how young Rose pulled off a St Paul on the road to... Jerusalem, just click on the Rose Jackson tag at the end of this post.
Rose is to speak today at a "political-training seminar organised by the NSW Australasian Union of Jewish Students" at Shalom College in Kensington (to be continued on 23/9/08 at NSW Parliament House). She will be sharing the platform with such luminaries as NSW treasurer Eric Roozendaal, education minister Verity Firth, Liberal Opposition leader Barry O'Farrell, shadow attorney-general Greg Smith, Coogee MP Paul Pearce , Liberal MLC David Clarke, NSW Jewish Board of deputies CEO Vic Alhadeff, Australia/Israel & Jewish Affairs Council director of international and community affairs Jeremy Jones, Woollhara councillor Anthony Boskovitz, former Waverley Council ALP candidate Luke Whittington and others. What a line up!
But all eyes will no doubt be on Rose, whose participation was introduced thus by The Australian Jewish News: "... controversial figure Rose Jackson, councillor George Newhouse's former campaign manager, who copped flack in the press last year [ meaning The Australian] for espousing anti-Zionism. Jackson has since recanted her comments and is tipped to nab a seat on Waverley Council based on initial polling results from last week's local council elections." (Politicos to address AUJS, 19/9/08)
As I wasn't invited, I can only guess at this stage what tune Rose will be singing. Amazing Grace, perhaps? 'Amazing grace/How sweet the sound/ That saved a wretch like me/I once was lost/But now I'm found/Was blind/But now I see'.