As far as the advertisements go, isn't there something better to be spending the money on? We hear all about the budget surplus, when is something going to be done about education? Or is all this money saved up to spend when an election year comes around and there's points to be won? Rather than spend ridiculous amounts of money on advertisements that usually contain an extremely small grain of truth surrounded by a massive amount of rhetoric (and again, this goes for both sides), why not just ask people who are complete idiots and thus assumed to be the type who'll fall for this crap to put their hands up and they can be presented with a small handout/a stripper's g-string/the fiscal report.
It'll be interesting to see how many times we're presented with the economic state from 12 years ago as proof that a government will be ultimately unsuccessful (were any of them there?). Only to find out interest rates go up again, but it's not their fault like it was the government in 1995 when the economy wasn't good, but then they can guarantee something they have no control over won't change, until it does, and then it's not their fault again.
It's a bit confusing...and I'm strapping myself in cause there's going to be a hell of a lot more where that came from!
I have to ask though, is the reason politicians are based in Canberra because this is the only place they'd appear remotely interesting?
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'Copperfield,' said Mr. Micawber, 'farewell! Every happiness and prosperity! If, in the progress of revolving years, I could persuade myself that my blighted destiny had been a warning to you, I should feel that I had not occupied another man's place in existence altogether in vain.
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Obviously he's not a monster.
But yeah, in my view, there's no doubt it would be a retrogressive step to elect Labor.
Replacing Peter Costello with Wayne Swann for example.
You only have to say that out loud to realise the absurdity of it.
The only thing Swann has ever managed was a corrupt branch of the Qld Labor Party.
Its almost always a "surprise" when an incumbant gets tossed out - especially when they've been in office for 10 years+ because of course the opposition will almost invariably have little actual experience at running a government. But generally they all manage to get by without the place falling to bits and packs of wild dogs carrying half of us away, despite what those who are currently in power would have us believe. And after a year or two, its the opposition who looked like a rabble, and it seems inconceivable that they could replace the government.
It does seem a little easy atm, waiting for the Libs to do something
You know it makes sense.
More spin than Warnie, this bloke.
Kindly point out a response which Rudd could have given which wasn't "spin", then?
I do find it amusingly hypocritical given Rudd's dark ages socially conservative views on certain issues that he went to a strip club and got busted hassling the girls or whatever he was "warned" for, but if you think Howard is any more "honest" or "real" or whatever you're kidding yourself.
Rudd basically had two options, within the realms of political reality. He could deny it, or he could admit it and try and pass it off as an honest mistake. He chose the one which was, relatively speaking, the honest option.
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