Melissa Partridge: So I'm guessing "be prepared" means we better start to think about getting some dirt on Jack Fulton.
David Potter: No, in the ALP "be prepared" we already have some dirt on Jack Fulton.
[Melissa just stares at him]
David Potter: What?
Melissa Partridge: 23 seconds into your political career and you're already going all Karl Rove on me.
Joe Sandilands: We might have to go a bit retail on this one, mate. The electrician will trump the tax lawyer any time.
David Potter: I thought it was going to be uncontested.
Gav Myers: What can we say? The Labor Party's a democracy.
Joe Sandilands: Well, at least it has to be seen to be one until an actual decision needs to be made.
Melissa Partridge: So... what, Jack Fulton's a threat, not a threat?
Joe Sandilands: Nah. I don't think we need to worry about him. He's just a hard working local who worked his own way up through the ranks. Hasn't got a chance.