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
What seems to be one enduring legacy of the Howard era has been the decline in political commentary in this country.
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?
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.
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?
The campaign by The Australian to have Costello installed as the Liberal leader makes sense from many different viewpoints – except Costello’s.