Peter Garrett flips 30 years of environmental activism to embrace Labor’s weak enviropolicies; Krudd looks more and more like HoWARd-lite at every possible turn, up to and including being soft on repealing even the most heinous provisions of
WorkChoices . Why? Could it all be to attract enough votes to win government, but once in the catbird seat, to enact more progressive policies?
Ross Gittins ponders the purpose of Labor’s prima facie centrist nonsense in his op-ed piece in todays’ SMH. Could KRudd be a silent socialist waiting to pupate? Is Garrett poised to pounce on the pulp mill once out of shadow ministry? Maybe. Maybe not.
Forgive me, but even with Labor’s crushing poll lead, I still can’t bring myself to fully trust the ‘unemployed diplomat who speaks Chinese‘ nor even consider an increasingly likely Labor landslide as a sure thing. Even if it’s essentially a done deal (and with a 58% to 42% ALP lead, it’s hard to consider it anything else), I want nothing to do with Labor mimicking centre-right ‘New Labour’ or ‘Clinton Democrats.’ Australia has been given away to HoWARd’s fatcat mates- and the balance of power has got to be shifted back to Australian working people.
Did you catch Peter Costello on the 7:30 Report last night? Combative, arrogant, smirking- to the point of putting people offside who had their TV on mute. Anyone as desirous of power as Costello shouldn’t be allowed anywhere near it. Yeah, you betcha- I want to see a Swan-Costello debate. Bring on the worm. Mind you, if there’s any women pushing the worm’s buttons, you might need a taller TV screen to see just how low it burrows for Petey.
Still planning upon voting Green and preferencing Labor- for now.
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