I have found the last few weeks of relentless spin about Rudd’s sudden transition from last year’s alleged cynical spinmeister whose soundbites mesmerised a malleable public to this year’s alleged droning word-salad-tosser who can’t convey his vision to the voters to be the most tedious period of media non-analysis for years.
parties and factions
The most intense hatreds are not between political parties but within them – Phillip Adams, journalist
Kevin07 isn’t the Left Messiah, he’s just a conservative boy
So, Rudd’s allegedly said something that is appallingly socially conservative and anti-feminist. Oh wow, what a huge surprise and disappointment, are these scales I see falling from my eyes?…NOT.
That’s still a solid lead for Labor and for Rudd as preferred PM.
Homo Minchinosaurus herd returns to the Opposition front bench
”John Howard and Peter Costello would have struggled to be promoted in Tony Abbott’s Liberal Party,” a senior minister, Anthony Albanese, said.
NSW’s first female premier
She may not literally be a puppet premier, but she’s well and truly boxed in by the ongoing factional dominance of the NSW Labor Right.
My two cents
1. There is no way known that Abbott can possibly win the next election for the Libs.
2. Joe Hockey dodged a bullet. He’ll do much better in the next leadership vote after Abbott and the Minchinoviks lose the next election.
The great Leader of the Opposition yawnfest
Rudd has so effectively wedged the Libs on virtually every issue of importance over the last year that they simply might as well not even bother turning up to the House, and I don’t think that’s a good thing for our system of government at all. I wish we actually had a more effective Federal Opposition (one here in NSW would be good as well), because I’m a firm believer that those holding the reins of government ought to be scrutinised and challenged effectively on a regular basis.
Spineless against the neocons
The Australian Labor Party is not in quite so parlous a state of spinelessness against the reigning neocon agenda as the Democrat party is in the USA, but neither party can be called either honestly progressive or clear on what… Read More ›
Nikongate, complete with smoking lens(*)
Anonymous Lefty has an excellent post on the tabloid character assassination of Mark Latham over his contretemps with a press photographer following him around when he was with his children. As Armaniac comments: “…like we all wouldn’t get the impulse… Read More ›