The Mandarin’s coup

Friday, 30 November 2007   State of the parties  Comments Off 

An apology is apparently forthcoming for something that happened fifty years ago and members of the current government did not support, but not for the intervention of six months ago that the members of the current government did.

A staged implosion – final update

Thursday, 29 November 2007   State of the parties  Comments Off 

On paper the Liberals look to be in with a chance next time, it looks like they only need a 2% swing to return to power. However, in reality the Liberals position owes more to an uninspiring campaign from Labor than objective conditions, which should become more obvious as Rudd consolidates power.

Howard haters exposed

Wednesday, 28 November 2007   Political figures  Comments Off 

Blaming Howard for lying for some people became much easier than dealing with their own political weaknesses.

That’s the Right dealt with, now for the Left

Tuesday, 27 November 2007   State of the parties  Comments Off 

It will be some time before the significance of Rudd’s highly revealing victory speech becomes apparent.

A staged implosion – an update

Monday, 26 November 2007   Political figures  Comments Off 

Howard could use Costello as a pretend challenger to manage the party’s dilemma in wanting an alternative but not knowing what it is. That strategy has now collapsed and the dilemma has now come out in what to do about Malcolm Turnbull.

Some furniture saved

Sunday, 25 November 2007   Key posts, State of the parties  Comments Off 

For a party that had just lost its leader and completed a rout from every government in the country for the first time ever, the Liberals were in a remarkably sanguine mood last night.

The biggest focus group of all

Saturday, 24 November 2007   Key posts, State of the parties  Comments Off 

At a guess then, this blog thinks Labor will win comfortably with 87 seats, a majority of 24.

Falling into their lap

Friday, 23 November 2007   Key posts, Tactics  Comments Off 

Anyone who has just arrived to this election from overseas and was reading all of this would think that Labor’s support has been rising during the campaign.

The unmentionable rears its head

Thursday, 22 November 2007   Tactics  Comments Off 

Howard is right in saying that Labor is a friend to terrorism is not part of his campaign. The question is, why not?

Poor Costello – used for the last time

Tuesday, 20 November 2007   Political figures  Comments Off 

On the politics, neither of them was that bad, they sounded sincere when they talked up the Labor scare.

When they didn’t sound sincere was when they talked about each other.

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