Tuesday, 20 March 2007
Media comment about Santoro and the resignations are starting to skate over an essential fact. The Santoro issue is not a direct carry-on from the conflict between the government and the opposition starting with the Burke doo–dah and leading to the Campbell and Thomson resignations. Santoro, and the three Queensland MPs, were a result of the Liberal’s attack on the ALP being picked up by the fragmentation within the Liberals themselves. Indeed the ALPs efforts of mud-slinging have been pretty pathetic (e.g their attempts to link Howard’s nuclear policy with Ron Walker). The real damage is coming from internal sources as the Liberal Party fragments.
Posted by The Piping Shrike on Tuesday, 20 March 2007.Filed under State and federal politics