So you're believing the word of one man over - how many was it - four different unconnected people? Somehow I believe Windsor and Wilkie's account of things over someone who'll said they'll their ar*e to be Prime Minister.
You're saying how much better Tony Abbott must
be over 'the current mob' but I'll be interested to have this discussion again in another two years... I bet I'm right. I bet Abbott is
worse. I bet he lies more, I bet he puts us into more debt and I bet the economy is in a worse position in two years particularly with unemployment because as a dry Tory he simply won't care about those on the bottom rung. And 2301, if you are low income earner or a pensioner, I'll bet you'll be complaining voraciously about how unexpectedly bad the Liberals have been.
I reckon I'll win.
People give the Liberals way too much credit, that's all I'm saying. They're greedy and desperate for power for the sake of it - so are the Labor Party but my God, recall the dying days of the Howard government and how cynical they were?
I recall an interview with Alexander Downer in early 2007 when he was asked what he thought of the "Aboriginal Intervention" being run by the Commonwealth in the Northern Territory, because at that stage it had been running for over a year. It was explained to him that many of the goals of the intervention had really failed particularly in relation to things like child protection and domestic violence and the interviewer asked him what he thought of that. His response was really illuminating - I can't find the quote right now but it was something along the lines of "...we had to be seen by the people who actually count - the voters in the capitals - to be doing something. It didn't matter if it didn't work or not as long as we were going through the motions and being seen to care by the voters at large."
And what, you're telling me that somehow these people are somehow morally better than Rudd? Pull the other one.