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    Quote Originally Posted by Burgey View Post
    Mind you, the first question of the day, asked by the new Member for Kooyong (it was his first question) was about a 9-11 truth conspiracy.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Burgey View Post
    Yep. Asked if she'll kick him out of the party. She said no, if the Leader of the Opposition is going to kick everyone out of the Liberal party who makes a stupid comment, she'll provide him with a weekly list.
    Gillard does have some wonderful QT lines. Best thing about her TBH.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Burgey View Post
    Much has been made about the impact of the boat people issue in the outer suburbs of the various capital cities. Certainly a lot was mafe of it in the election and it's still an issue at this time, with the unhinged sore loser having his first question in QT this week about it, and a couple more from Scott Morrision (LOL) too.

    But is this really an issue? I mean, it must have gotten some traction, presumably, through the focus groups, because both sides were pretty determined to make a point about it in August. But does it bite? Do people vote on it in any significant number?
    I was on the phones most nights and it was definitely an issue for a lot of people. But nothing turned voters away more than the Rudd knifing. Not even close. It was the killer in Queensland.

    Arch Bevis was telling me that one morning he had two mobile offices. At the first one, an elderly lady had told him "I've voted Labor all my life but can't do it any more, not while these boat people were being allowed in". On the second mobile office he had a guy that said, "I've voted Labor all my life but I work with refugees and when I see Kevin Rudd I have the same negative feelings as I did with John Howard. I can't bring myself to vote for you."

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    I can exclusively reveal the name of John Howard's forthcoming autobiography:

    Lazarus Rising
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    That was mentioned on Q&A on Monday night buddy.
    "I am very happy and it will allow me to have lot more rice."

    Eoin Morgan on being given a rice cooker for being Man of the Match in a Dhaka Premier Division game.

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    Oh, busted again on an exclusive. lol

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    Lovin' Sloppy Joe channelling Ben Chifley and wanting to re-regulate the Banks.

    Also love the commetns from the Lib MP Don Randall who was asked about it, thought it so ridiculous he mistook it for a Greens policy, then proceeded to call the author of it mad.

    Brilliant.
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    Such a good result.

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    Is this the same man who said that the global financial crisis was due to too much regulation?

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    In shock breaking news....

    Opposition Pulls Populist Lever Early in the Term

    The banks are already heavily regulated (part of the reason why we got through the GFC...thankyou Mr Costello).

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    sums it all up

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    Some political and policy buffs in here, so I reckon you should check this out:

    SlowTV | Good Ideas = Bad Politics. Festival of Dangerous Ideas | The Monthly

    God I love Waleed Aly and Annabel Crabb.

    Waleed Ally's best quote was this I thought:

    "Ideas are really what's animated politics, made politics interesting, and made politics influential and important. When politics enters a managerial phase it becomes less important, even though it becomes more dominant in our public lives."

    And he's a passionate Richmond Tigers fan. WAFG!

    He's so awesome I'd almost consider going to Monash to attend his classes. Almost.

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    Solid guitarist too.



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