Sunday, January 2, 2011

A political quote to ponder

"Laura, just remember it wasn't the polls that were the reason Kevin was done over. It wasn't because we were worried that he would lose. It was that we were worried he might win and then we'd be stuck with him!"

- an unnamed ALP frontbencher quoted by Laura Tingle on page 77 of her correspondence in Quarterly Essay 39 regarding David Marr's essay "Power trip" in Quarterly Essay 38.

And not a single f*** was given that day about the wishes or rights or opinions of Australian voters, who had installed Rudd as PM in a landslide election just a few years earlier.

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