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The Oz’s Matt Denholm loses the plot

“With the South Australian election also on a knife-edge, Labor faces the possible loss of two state governments, potentially creating an irresistible momentum for Tony Abbott and the federal Coalition”  says Matt Denholm in this morning’s Australian.

Not sure what Matt and his editors at The Oz smoke these days, but to draw the conclusion that Tony Abbott will get on the winning trail federally simply because two Labor governments which are facing the inevitable consequences of longeevity of office, is simply bizarre.

The Labor government on Tasmania is facing a swing against it tomorrow because of local factors – Abbott hasn’t even been here to help out the local Liberals!  In South Australia, ditto.

All politics is local as they say – something Denholm and The Oz seem to have conveniently, and in this case absurdly forogetten,  in their continued campaign for Abbott and the conservatives.

If Abbott reads anything into Tasmania and South Australia tomorrow he too is smoking something that is doing strange things to his political head!


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    Posted Friday, March 19, 2010 at 2:13 pm | Permalink

    Agreed but then the OZ has this weird campaign happening against Rudd which seems to be centred around a falling out between Rudd and Mitchell.

    Again today they are banging on about the school building program – less than 0.1% have had mistakes, but still they find the weirdest and unproven stories to tell.

    It’s almost as if they want some kids to sit in the sun and rain for assembly and during their 13 years at school just to suit their stories.

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    Posted Saturday, March 20, 2010 at 11:22 am | Permalink

    Kids these days have it far easier than we did. Can’t decide whether or not that’s relevant.