Another Coalition pollie shilling his expertise overseas

At least this one‘s no longer an MP.

(The comments on this story are better reading than Howard’s speech excerpts.)

Categories: Politics


9 replies

  1. Yesterday’s man sez:

    On a smaller scale, in my own country, a number of the more conservative social policies of my government have been endorsed by the new Australian government

    Must be the one about refusing for formal apology to the Stolen Generations…oh wait a minute.
    Shaun’s last blog post..Lullabies

  2. He really does live in an arselicking fantasy world, doesn’t he?

  3. Yeah, when I saw him on the news tonight I had a small moment of happiness– not because I was actually seeing him, but because I realised that it’s been ages since I’ve seen his face on the television, and that even now the reason he was on the news was basically because the story was “John Howard fails to realise how irrelevant he actually is now”.

  4. Shaun:
    I think he’s referring to gay marriage and privatised Telstra etc. – Labor promised the Christian Right – Nicola Roxon should never be forgiven for rubbing shoulders with a homophobic group the way she did in ’04

  5. Good point, Unknown Troper but I hope that as Rudd’s government matures, such attitudes are softened and the right thing done (I’m talking gay marriage – Telstra is a whole other issue).
    Still, reading Howard’s speech is stank of a bizarre triumphalism.
    Shaun’s last blog post..Lullabies

  6. Unfortunately we are stuck with privatised Telstra etc – Section 92 of the Constitution means no nationalisation or re-nationalisation

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