McKew thanks Mercies as prayers are answered

Divine intervention could be the secret weapon of Labor's star recruit Maxine McKew.

After the excitement of Saturday night's election results - which could most probably see the ex-Journo steal former Prime Minister John Howard's beloved Bennelong - Ms McKew spent Sunday on her knees thanking God for answering her prayers.

Speaking to her faithful followers on Saturday night, the jubilant McKew said the many prayers offered up to Catherine McAuley and blessed Mary MacKillop had definitely paid off.

The former Mercy girl - McKew was taught by Sisters of Mercy at All Hallows School in Brisbane - said she spent a "quiet day" with her family on Sunday, beginning with Mass with her mother Mary.

McKew has refused to speculate on her chances of snaring the seat of Bennelong saying it was still "on a knife's edge."

The result was still unclear by late Sunday, however the Australia Electoral Commission was classifying it as a Labor win.

Maxine McKew's prayers answered (The Daily Telegraph, 26/11/07)

26 Nov 2007