The Dog’s Bollocks

Truth is like a dog’s bollocks – pretty obvious if you care to look.

Election morning-after op-ed revisionism

John HowardWith two prominent Howard cheerleaders, Albrechtson and Kelly at The Australian, suggesting he should step aside surely is an acknowledgment that Howard’s reign is terminally ill. The RN panel this morning unanimously predicted an Oct 20 election.

It will be interesting to see how the MSM commentariat will justify themselves in the election morning-after to say that they saw it coming – “I, for one, welcome our new Labor overlords.” The spin at The Australian suggests that the problem lies with Howard’s image, or that people are bored with him. In reality, people are simply fed up with the Coalition’s policy direction, general demeanour and incompetence. As the less couth of my colleagues in the hillbilly music business would say, “Nah, they’re just a pack of c*nts.” Any notion of swapping Howard at this late stage is an early admission of defeat and would be about containing the magnitude of the loss – say annihilation rather than devastation.

And what will the commentariat put Howard’s loss down to? I, for one, suggest that it comes down to the abuse of the Coalition’s unexpected Senate majority. Howard promised he would use the power wisely, and then proceeded to ram ill-considered and poorly drafted legislation through parliament, without mandate (foremost being WorkChoices), and abusing parliamentary process to boot. The old ‘power corrupts, and absolute power corrupts absolutely’ story. So that’s my prediction and you heard it here first.

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