Then my Sunday was disturbed by the big event - the debate at 7-30pm between John Howard and Kevin Rudd. It left me unsettled. JWH looked a bit nervous initially and Rudd was throwing clichés and slogans left, right and centre. A bit like the aimless, somewhat neurotic, character of my golf game. JWH the optimist and Rudd the gabby, baloney merchant espousing the need for an unspecified plan to take Australia out of its currently deprived state. We are all facing imminent peril unless we elect Rudd and pursue his personal ‘vision’ for Australia and its ‘working families’ (repeated 50 times).
Any politician who tells the Australian people to adopt his vision should be turned into Pal.
Rudd is dangerous because he does not understand his vision is based on romantic deceit. Let all the poor kids have laptops. Working families told him so.... He was unconvincing.
It is hardly surprising that I think Rudd would be a calamity as PM. 2050 carbon targets with no idea what they will be in 2020 and criticising JWH for not pursuing this idiocy. How will he cut petrol prices and better the work of endless ACCC inquiries? How will he cut home prices and would you want to? This dill still wants us to accept culpability for damage done 100 years ago to Australia’s aboriginals. How will he enginner an 'education revolution' with a pittance? It is verbiage without policy substance.
Rudd will cut petrol prices and make housing less expensive – no he won’t. It is nonsense.
But Rudd will do well among those who value glibness. The Channel 9 worm endorsed him as did a foolish post at Troppo by James Farrell that I commented upon.
The key issue is whether this debate will disturb my Tuesday golf game?