Monday, July 31, 2006

Good news

John Winston Howard will fight the next election. Not everyone is rejoicing. It seems to me that Mr Kim Beazley is finished politically.

3 comments:

Phil said...

Did anyone actually believe it would have been anything but?

Absolutely agree that the windbag is destined for the scrap heap - it can't happen too soon.

It also probably means the end of Costello, he's missed his chance and I can't say I'm unhappy with that either.

And on an even brighter note, it gives the Liberal hard right even more time to groom a leader from the wackjob end of the spectrum.

Which of course means more fun posting for us lefty bloggers.

Bring Back EP at LP said...

I cannot believe anyone would have thought otherwise.

Betting markets may not realise that Howard has only ONCE gained a swing to the Libs from the time the election was called in the 5 elections he has been Liberal leader.
That was in 2004 and was probably a Borbidge effect.
I wouldn't mind betting he is hoping for a 50 point rise in rates on Wednesday rathe than 25 and then again 25 in November.

Jason Soon said...

I have never really warmed to Howard but I dislike him less now than I used to. On the other hand I have had nothing but contempt for that pussy Kimbo. Latham had gusto. Latham had guts. Latham cared about ideas. Kimbo deserves to lose bigtime and that's the only reason I would welcome a Howard victory.