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    cringe.
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    Bob Ellis tells us what he really thinks:

    It's almost certain that the people would have accepted an unmarried atheist cultureless crow-voiced opinion-altering racist-sounding union-bashing oversmiling ill-dressed and flame-haired female solicitor as the first person to live in sin in the Lodge if she had actually WON an election. But she lost it. And that made all the eccentricities in her persona and all the policy shifts in her track record more vivid, and, over time, they added up to a kind of cumulative crisis. They would not have been worrying in a winner --- Thatcher had more --- but in a loser....

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    Bit of Australian television history right now as Q and A jumps the shark, live from the Festival of Self-Indulgent Ideas.

    Terrible.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Burgey View Post
    Bit of Australian television history right now as Q and A jumps the shark, live from the Festival of Self-Indulgent Ideas.

    Terrible.
    This is probably the first time you and I have been in complete and total agreement in this thread Burgey.

    The nutcase Marxist really made me cringe. It didn't help that Tony couldn't control him.


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    Turnbull calls for leadership on climate

    Onya Malcolm. The CP legislation is due to be voted on next week IIRC. I wonder he will be as courageous domestically as he has been 12,000 miles away.

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    It's On

    Good grief.

    Kevin's current popularity is inextricably linked to martydom.

    Him returning to the leadership takes away that martydom...and people will remember him for what he was....Prime Minister Blah Blah....Captain Stuff Up.
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    This is how the media cover the response to Richo's words:

    No one says anything: It's on! No denial!

    Rudd responds: It's on! He's acting like a leader, bypassing Gillard!

    Gillard responds: It's on! She's desperate! Clinging to power!

    Meantime, she'll be PM til the next election. Which, if it is in late 2013, I have already predicted Labor to win by between 6-10 seats.

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    ^ yikes, that damn media is at it again

    when Rudd talks about stopping Abbott becoming pm, he's just prosecuting foreign policy

    another abc beat up

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    The sad thing is now that teenager who got caught with drugs in Indonesia has not only have Kevin Rudd jump to his rescue, but has received a call from the Prime Minister. I find this utterly disgraceful and degrading to the office of PM. Not only that but it stinks of desperation from Gillard.

    In fact that entire situation has been handled disgracefully by the government. There is no ambiguity like the Corby case, he was caught red-handed and hasn't even denied it. It should have been handled quietly by diplomats behind the scenes.

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    Why is Gillard getting involved? Will look so blatantly like she's trying to outdo Rudd and douse his leadership "push" whether she is or not. Seriously the political instincts of this mob...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Spark View Post
    Why is Gillard getting involved? Will look so blatantly like she's trying to outdo Rudd and douse his leadership "push" whether she is or not. Seriously the political instincts of this mob...
    Because the tabloids are running with it. It's a story of interest.

    Tell me, if she didn't call, what would be said about that?

    It will take you 5 seconds to answer, and begin typing. It's that self-evident.

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    $5 says Corby's parents get interviewed and they say something to offend Indonesia.

    As we know:


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    My Kudelka T shirt arrived today. Happy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by stephen View Post
    In fact that entire situation has been handled disgracefully by the government. There is no ambiguity like the Corby case, he was caught red-handed and hasn't even denied it. It should have been handled quietly by diplomats behind the scenes.
    wat.

    About the only difference is that she wasn't caught with it on her person but, well, 5Kg would be difficult to conceal....
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    knowing how this mob stuff things up, they'll probably bring home the wrong kid.

    bahaha

    reverse midas touch...



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