Dire. Terrible campaign by Labor in WA by all reports. Must confess I haven't been following it too closely.
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"When a man is tired of London, he is tired of life." - Samuel Johnson
"Hope is the fuel of progress and fear is the prison in which you put yourself" - Tony Benn
Another funny thing they supported the Waiver of NPT given to India recently as well... Australia can make its own decision i guess but the money it would get from selling uranium to india surely would be good for the the nations economy.
Kevin Rudd is basically the Chinese Premier's bitch. There I said it.
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How to win government
By Andrew Bartlett
Iíll leave it to those closer to the ground in Western Australia to assess some of the finer details behind the WA election results. But perhaps the message for the Liberals federally from the WA election is to go full steam ahead with a leadership brawl or two, donít worry about developing clear policy distinctions and see if they can have an embarrassing scandal or two, some pre-selection disputes and get some MPs to resign in disgust.
We all know the public angsting political parties in opposition go through about doing the hard yards to rebuild public support, develop credible policies, put forward strong candidates, maintain a consistent message, etc etc as being the only way back to government. Yet the Liberals have managed to (almost) do it after having four leaders in less than four years, constant turmoil, resignations and public acrimony. All credit to Colin Barnett, who obviously has some appeal to the electorate, but he must still be pinching himself to check heís not dreaming.
Regardless of what other lessons can be drawn from this election, it would have go down as one of the best examples ever of the maxim that oppositions donít win elections, governments lose them.
ELSEWHERE: These assessments by Kevin Rennie at his blog and particularly this one by Crankynick at Larvatus Prodeo also say Labor did a good job of stuffing it up.
Will the libs continue with a lame duck until closer to a federal election or use the impetus gained from recent local and state elctions to pake a more positive statement?
Been watching Question Time a bit lately. Swan is an absolute joke. Give the economy to a chimp to look after.
Labor's 'we inherited these problems from the Liberal Government' is also getting really old. Been almost a year, yeah?
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Cynical? Yes. Smart politics? Yes.
I hope Turnbull wins today.
For mine, the bottom line is that the Liberals stand little chance of winning in 2010.
But, under Nelson, they stand no chance.
Why would they want to prolong the leadership of someone who is unelectable?
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