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Archive for October 12th, 2009

Choose your party leader

Posted by Dave Bath on 2009-10-12

Given what is common to both KRudd and Hokey, leader or leader-in-waiting-behind-the-pillar-with-the-knife of the major political parties, I thought I’d take a guess (I’d say stab, but that’s Hokey’s current game) at guessing the winners of leadership stoushes for all the parties (between federal and the states, a few to go around).

And the candidates are…

Of course, that’ll change over time… so let me introduce our political leaders in 2030…

Posted in Australia, Humor, Politics | 2 Comments »

Turnbull too good for the Libs, and better than KRudd

Posted by Dave Bath on 2009-10-12

Turnbull and Hewson are the last two Liberal Party leaders that lefty me has had any respect for.

Consider… as a Howard minister he was pushing the Libs in the right direction on climate issues.  His proposed emissions trading legislation was probably better (other than the start date, and he’d have probably pushed for an earlier one then) than the current KRudd/Wrong proposals.

Turnbull’s push for climate responsibility is pretty much the same before the election and after he became Liberal leader.  KRudd’s rhetoric before the election, and his actions since his victory, are significantly different.  Who is the more consistent?

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Posted in Australia, Environment, Politics | 4 Comments »

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