Another trap no one walks into

Sunday, 13 May 2007 

It would be truly dreadful if Australian cricketers were exploited for political purposes – unless of course it is for the re-election of John Howard. This type of gesture politics helps give the PM the appearance of a conviction politician, something hard to do with so little agenda to have conviction about. Fortunately there is less room for stuff ups than Howard’s grandest gesture, Australia’s trivial military commitment to Iraq.

In the old days, Labor would have given credence to Howard’s conviction by opposing the cricketing boycott. These days there is less need for gestures to placate the left so Rudd can just let it go.

Posted by The Piping Shrike on Sunday, 13 May 2007.

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