Are you having a laff?

Friday, 18 May 2007 

It’s a bit cheeky that the commentariat is getting so worked up about Howard’s suggestion that his poor polling is down to the electorate’s sense of humour, since they have been doing pretty well the same dissing of the polling numbers since Rudd’s arrival. Constantly Labor’s high figures have been discounted as a ‘honeymoon’ with the new leader, as though the electorate were idol-struck teenagers. Even now it is assumed that the high lead will inevitably fall. Maybe it will, but surely some argument should be made why it will rather than just assuming the electorate doesn’t really ’mean’ it.

Posted by The Piping Shrike on Friday, 18 May 2007.

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