What is the Liberal party these days but a bunch of lobbyists for business? The Santoro kerfuffle shows that Howard’s Code of Conduct is now starting to extend beyond the attack on Rudd over Burke into a corrosive process that goes deep into the Liberal party. In the past Howard’s position was strong enough to handle the hypocrisy in attacking the conduct of others. Making such activity ‘morally compromised’ in his current weakened state has started a process that could run and run. Maybe Costello’s political naivety will turn out not to be such a bonus for Howard after all.

Posted by The Piping Shrike on Wednesday, 14 March 2007.

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