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Political assignation, the ladder and sour grapes

Published August 7, 2010 by Michael C Leeson

It seems the ghosts of also ran former leaders is a plague on the house of Labor, this media generated story about Kev07 & Markthe Ladder’ Latham.

Kev07 bites the political bullet for the sake of the party.

The Kev07 political assignation story is still fresh in the minds of the electorate especially in Queensland his home state. This seems strange because of widespread criticism of Government policy and program failures that lead up to the caucus spill on 23 June 2010, now hypocrisy seems prevalent in some quarters.

Latham slide down the political ladder with freshly crushed sour grapes to sip on at the bottom.

The Latham factor seems to be fuelling a level of excitement in a rather dull and stage-managed campaign. His star seems to be on the ascendancy once more even if only as a media celebrity, rather than as a serious political operative.This one time leader of Federal Labor sems to be playibg a spoiler role fuelled by sour grapes and old political battles long lost

This sees the campaign remaining a policy news free zone with journalists focusing on these two former leaders as potential sources of stories to pad out the 24hr News cycle. Gillard’s fight to remain on script seems to be bogged down by the media’s obsession with fluff.

It is time for these chooks to stop clucking and scratching around in the shit and start reporting the News rather than focusing on editorial spin

Three down and counting

Published August 7, 2010 by Michael C Leeson

I have sat back watched and listened to three weeks of dull waffle from these candidates and come to a conclusion

  1. Abbott offers no more than a rebranded Howard regime full of rancid ideas of middle class welfare steeped in Neo-con inequality.
  2. Gillard’s Chardonnay Socialist pork barrel laundry list seeking to placate Labor’s aspirational voters
  3. Brown & the Greens represent a politics infused with values and some level of intransigence.

At this time, there seems to be a lot of spin, little leadership and limited credibility.

what are the choices here?