Monday, March 31, 2008

Brendan is off to see you and me.

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Previously known as Howard's battlers.

They all do it, open their ears to you and I. Rudd did it, early on, when he was opposition leader. But in time, the gap between us grows. They seem to find someone better to talk to.

And then a new leader, usually, but not exclusively, in opposition comes along, and wants to talk. The cycle continues.
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Sunday, March 30, 2008

Kevin and George

Kevin Rudd George Bush
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I guess a lot of us were wondering how Kevin would be received by the President. I was pleasantly surprised by the apparent warmth of the visit and the business as usual approach. Like him, or loath him, Bush showed he can be a class act. And he was on this occasion. Don't take that as me being a Bush supporter, far from it, but I still think on this occasion he was a class act.

Thursday, March 27, 2008

Wednesday, March 26, 2008

Kevin Goes Overseas, Australia is no longer big enough?

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I could have done a cartoon about the State and Federal agreement on the Murray, the Hospitals, but, I am more interested to know what Canberra will be like without Kevin for 15 days, or whatever it is he is away. When the cat's away, nah, not likely. Besides, he's not really away, not for them.

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Tuesday, March 25, 2008

2020 Invitation

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This whole thing does remind me of conferences we have all attended, usually associated with our place of work.

"Right, now we are all going to form groups, and each group has the ask of coming up with an idea. Each group will appoint a leader whose job it is to write down the idea on the white board." Remember.

And, what happens at the end of the conference. Correct.
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Thursday, March 13, 2008

Kevin Andrews Gets Picked On.

Kevin Andrews 
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Normally I feel sorry for anyone who takes the fall for someone else. But, in Kevin Andrew's case, nah.
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Kevin Rudd, Control Freak?

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Hands up who thinks Kevin Rudd ISN'T a control freak.

What, only one hand, only one, oh, of course.
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Wednesday, March 5, 2008

Victorian Population Growth

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Each idea is probably correct and have thoroughly well developed policies to match.

But, was it just me, was I the only one sitting, watching the news, with an open mouth?

I was astounded that John Brumby would discuss the two issues, population growth, and housing, in the way he did, and not see the impending disaster. He even looked convinced that the merging of the two issues illustrated his outstanding management skills.

Let me just repeat the two thoughts he let us with.

1) Melbourne's population will grow to 6.0 million.

2) He is releasing, as a strategy to help ease the housing crisis, 90,000 new house sites. Full stop.
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Monday, March 3, 2008

Rudd Takes Action

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I don't envy him, he has a lot of structural problems to fix, and no room to move. At least he doesn't if he only focuses on the one problem. And this is what everyone is telling him to do, well that's the way it appears.

However, I think we need something more creative, some vision, some crashing through walls, some super man of action.

Sure there maybe dust and rubble, but we may actually get somewhere, and have some fun along the way. We may have some things "that we had to have", but what the heck.

Would John Wayne have held back because inflation might go up a few points. No he would have charged in and got his hands dirty.

People want houses, lets build em. Stop fussing about a few percentage points of inflation.

If fact, if houses were cheaper, people would have so much more money they could afford to spend a few extra dollars on meat, potatoes and two veg.
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Sunday, March 2, 2008

Rudd prepares his report card.

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I did think about doing a cartoon with Brendan preparing his report card, but that was just too sad.
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