Early and often 17/7/2010
Game on. I’ll be disappointed if, as seems likely at this stage, the Government is returned. They have failed across the board to deliver their policies and squandered tens of billions in taxpayers funds while handing control to a nest of backroom vipers.
Just in the past week it became clear that the mining tax deal as Swan announced it was a barefaced lie and it would not cost $1.5 billion but five times as much; the East Timor detention centre solution continued to unravel and as the Immigration Minister said was “killing this government”; and the cabinet still hasn’t a set a policy – not that one is needed – on climate change.
Then we had the revelation of Gillard’s treatment of Rudd in the dying hours of his prime ministership. Her betrayal demonstrated she was as trustworthy as a rabid cur, and more importantly, was beholden to faceless thugs interested in nothing more than hanging on to power.
Despite compelling evidence that we’re enduring quite possibly the worst Australian government ever, I suspect they’ll be re-elected.
This would be particularly disappointing on two fronts: firstly it would demonstrate that the great dumbing down of society, begun by education departments in the 1970s, succeeded; secondly a Gillard government would repeat the ploy of “changing it all when we get in” and lead this country further down the road to economic ruin.
The one optimistic note you could take from a Gillard victory is that they would do so much damage that even the dummies would cry enough and a generation would pass before a socialist government was ever again seriously considered.
Wondering what Kevin Rudd’s been up to since the night of the long knives? Well, our hapless neighbouring federal member Darren Cheeseman seems to know. The MP, widely regarded as a “oncer” who
has never recovered from celebrating his election victory at a function 100km outside of his seat, eschewed constituents and local media the day after his election to spend time 100km outside his electorate, reveals on his website: Kevin Rudd is helping small business meet the set-up costs of family friendly working arrangements.
Andrew Bolt with the state of play
Here in Geelong they’re worried that Gillard’s slogan might be a tad prescient; another term of Labor and they’ll be moving Ford . . . back to Detroit.