John Howard has, in my opinion, been guilty of saying some very stupid things over his time in public life, but nothing comes close to the howler on last night’s 7.30 Report.
JOHN HOWARD: “You can’t learn by reading a book…..”
Thanks for that John. Care to explain how that fits in with the narrative history of Australia that you’re so keen be taught?
Update: The other corker from Howard that had me choking on my chardonnay (or is it latte these days? I can never quite keep up with the lefty beverage du jour) was this.
JOHN HOWARD: “Well I believe in the accountability of public figures…”
Words fail me on that one.
Today was not a good one for John Howard. Firstly he had to explain the difference between saying sorry, being sorry and actually giving a damn about anyone and then his entourage took out a swinging voter in Western Sydney.
Beware the dark side of the force.
Check out the video of the encounter here.
The polls have been bad all year for the coalition so there’s no doubt that they went into this campaign already a little worried about their prospects, but the campaign has really been a string of bad decisions and embarrassing behaviour. Continue reading “How to ensure defeat.”
There’s been a lot of analysis today about John Howard’s announcement that he would hold a referendum on whether or not to add a preamble to the Constitution recognising Aboriginal people as the traditional owners of Australia, but I haven’t seen anyone else mention what this means to Peter Costello’s leadership ambitions.
Continue reading “Howard screws Costello again”
The Mark Latham self harm experiment ended with the return of the illiberal party to the government benches with an increased majority. Continue reading “Three years ago today”