Tuesday, June 10, 2003

Margot Kingston on the Labor leadership
Margot and her webdiarists have the merit of discussing issues and the failings of Beazley and Labor. Tony Kevin makes a strong argument that Beazley 'still does not get it' and can 'always be beaten by Howard' because he lacks the courage and understanding to confront Howard's primary tactics. Interestingly, the SIEV-X affair is compared to the Petrov affair of the 50s - another comparison of anti-communism and 'war on terror' as the Conservatives' fundamental political tool of scaremongering. Beazley has got plenty of gut but no guts, Crean at least has an agenda but an extremely poor rhetorical style. Labor needs Beazley's face on Crean's agenda.

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