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Letters to the Editor

From time to time, a commentary on the world will bubble up inside of me to the extent that I'm forced to write a letter to my local, metropolitan, daily newspaper, The Age. This is where I blow of some steam. Feel like venting too? Add your own comment or visit my homepage.

Thursday, December 01, 2005

Howard Locks in 2006

Anyone who doubts John Howard's mastery of politics and tenacity to hang on would be well-advised to consider his reaction to next year's handover. By hurling his party off a precipice in the polls he ensures Costello won't even want the job - at least for another 12 months. Now we find that he forced Costello to appoint a tax-dodger to the Reserve Bank (House on the Hill, 1/12/05). What amazing forethought and discipline for Howard to bury this "sleeper" nearly three years ago, timed brilliantly to "go off" just months ahead of any leadership challenge. By souring the prize and crippling his rival, Howard has locked in 2006. He really is the consummate political animal.



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