Monday, 25 August 2008 Political figures Comments Off on Dead man still walking
After some initial excitement even Dennis Shanahan appeared last week to be starting to have his doubts on Costello’s imminent return to the leadership and that maybe The Australian’s world historical mission to shape Australian politics is going to have to wait for another day.
Tuesday, 19 August 2008 State and federal politics Comments Off on The mythical truisms of Australian politics
What seems to be one enduring legacy of the Howard era has been the decline in political commentary in this country.
Friday, 15 August 2008 Tactics Comments Off on The Senate: A Club to beat the Liberals with
For The Age’s Michelle Grattan, the government’s minority in the Senate is a political problem because it is a barrier to the government implementing its program.
What exactly was that program again?
Thursday, 14 August 2008 Media analysis Comments Off on Everyone’s favourite guinea pigs
Listening to Germaine Greer discuss her essay ‘On Rage’ last night on Lateline, it became clear why it is always so hard these days to follow what she is saying. She desperately gets into contortions trying to make humdrum mainstream views sound radical.
If there is one thing that distinguishes Rudd, and infuriates the media and clearly annoys the old Labor luminaries, is his refusal to create such a political agenda from thin air.
Wednesday, 6 August 2008 Political figures Comments Off on Bring back Costello, now!
Despite The Australian’s attempts to make it seem like an unstoppable momentum is building, did one of their journalists let the cat out of the bag?
Monday, 4 August 2008 Political figures Comments Off on Poor Costello, used again – a reprise
The campaign by The Australian to have Costello installed as the Liberal leader makes sense from many different viewpoints – except Costello’s.