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    They were a good giggle.

    He's deleted them now apparently and said via his office a staffer did it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Burgey View Post
    They were a good giggle.

    He's deleted them now apparently and said via his office a staffer did it.
    What'd they say?

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    Mate his staff took a cardboard cut out of Kevin Rudd around to various embassies in Canberra and took pics of it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Burgey View Post
    Mate his staff took a cardboard cut out of Kevin Rudd around to various embassies in Canberra and took pics of it.
    Haha gold.


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    Thought it was a great move politically for the Libs to pass the benefit cuts to the FTB saying that budget cuts were necessary because of the economic mismanagement of the current government. They're probably kicking themselves for not playing that angle in the first place instead of the whole class warfare act. It also gives them an out now when someone says that they've spent all of the last year just rejecting government policy.

    And because it's a back-handed way of doing it Tony doesn't lose whatever momentum he's got in trying to bring about an early election... however much that is.
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    A hearty good morning to our new preferred Prime Minister.
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    Yesterday she insisted the carbon tax was the right thing to do. "It's the equivalent of saying 'eat your vegetables', I suppose,"

    That will go down well.

    Still, we better eat them while we can afford them.

    People say, well Howard and Keating both recovered from similar positions. The difference for mine is that those guys, however begrudgingly, were respected. Gillard...well, she just leaves people cold.

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    For the sake of the Labor Party, they should dump Gillard. Clear they can't win the election with her in the lead.
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    Quote Originally Posted by morgieb View Post
    For the sake of the Labor Party, they should dump Gillard. Clear they can't win the election with her in the lead.
    I'm struggling to see how they could do it in a politically acceptable way and not look like NSW Labor.
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    Quote Originally Posted by morgieb View Post
    For the sake of the Labor Party, they should dump Gillard. Clear they can't win the election with her in the lead.
    That would be the worst move possible, would really kill them. They are in with her for the long haul, they made their bed. Rudd is a disgrace and there is really no one else viable. She's sadly the best of a bad bunch.

    Can't be long now till one of the independants jumps ship...

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    Quote Originally Posted by howardj View Post
    A hearty good morning to our new preferred Prime Minister.
    Wow. 55-45 and preferred PM.

    30% primary vote is electoral oblivion. And the Green party will control the senate very shortly, which should have the effect of letting Gillard get her carbon tax through. With interest rates on their way up due to inflation pressures you can bet that those numbers are not set to improve at all.

    If Abbott wins power any time soon and tries to roll back the carbon tax and the greens block him we could well see a double dissolution election.

    Do not underestimate the anger that this carbon policy is causing. It makes any other political reform in my lifetime look like a joy.

    The problem Gillard has is that Abbott is stealing her base every day that this carbon tax nonsense continues.

    Why haven't we heard more about the productivity commission report that was handed down? Because it said that we're already suffering heavily under the weight of governmental green schemes. Gillard's way out of this is to promise to abolish all of these gigantic pork barrelling schemes and replace them with a $9/tonne carbon tax (which would achieve the same carbon efficiency). She would even have a shot at winning my vote if she were to do that. Fat chance though.

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