Saturday, 8 August 2009

Rudd vs Turnbull

Am I the only person in Australia who thinks Rudd is being short-sighted in persisting in chasing Turnbull over the Auscar fiasco?

Surely if Rudd pushes too hard on Turnbull, it is more likely that the libs will panic and dump Turnbull.

Short -term victory for Rudd might sound attractive, but lets not forget that Costello has not yet left Parliament. Rudd's strategy could play into Cossie's hand - sitting there, sulking, and just waiting to be "drafted" by the party which refused to go begging to him before.

With the prospect of drafting Andrew Robb being seriously considered (apparently), then the prospect of drafting Costello must surely be a better alternative (for them).

Costello would give Rudd a much closer run (if not be a walk-up start for victory) than Turnbull.

So, in my opinion, Rudd is better served by leaving a weakened Turnbull sitting there, than pushing the Libs so hard that they panic and dump Turnbull and go begging to Costello.

The desire to rub Turnbull's nose in the ignomy of an abject apology is understandable. But Rudd risks over-playing his hand.

2 comments:

David said...

Hi Denis,

I recently read a report where, due to humanity's search for oil in ever deeper waters, radar sounding equipment used to target the oil was causing the whales over a vast area to have to "yell" to be heard to each other.
This is a particularly bad problem for the rare and endangered Blue Whale.
Seems it is a solitary animal with infrequent meets for such things as breeding.
These radar devices are also used in military applications and I find it no wonder that beachings happen amongst animals that need sonar for navigation.
One wonders if it is to get away from all the noise down there.
Must be maddening.
Cheers,
David

Denis Wilson said...

Hi David
I am sure you are right about SONAR.
It is the thought pattern of the Devil of the Deep.
There is some long wave communications facility which the Navies of the world use to track eachother.
Poor bloody Cetaceans - they deserve better.
Cheers
Denis

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