Monday, August 4, 2008

Australia's political Olympics good for Rudd

Let the games begin ! Games indeed. If there is anything like a gift from God to a political party in power at a time of rising inflation, housing crisis, skills shortages, superannuation slumps, petrol and cost of living biting hard on us all then it's a major distraction.

And in this case it's a double bonus. An Olympic Games and an opposition party with leadership battles and disunity , kept ablaze by a media that loves nothing more than conflict. PM Rudd must be rubbing his hands and shouting OI, OI, OI, or is our Sinophile leader shouting Mao, Mao, Mao ?

(For readers who don't follow Australian politics regularly, the runners above are (from Left to right) Peter Costello, Malcolm Turnbull and Brendan Nelson, the principal figues in the conservative opposition. Costello is tipped to take over from Nelson as leader soon. In the corner are Labor party figures Garrett, Rudd and Gillard)

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