Monday, 17 July 2006
We should not be surprised by the apparent contradiction that more people believe Costello's version of events concerning leadership promises rather than Howard's, and yet the country still firmly wants Howard to be PM more than Costello.
Truth-telling, it would seem, is not a characteristic that we need in our leaders. The "children-overboard" fiasco before the last election should tell us that!
Pragmatism, cynicism...perhaps....certainly we want runs on the board; in fact it is a most unfortunate aspect of our national character that we are prepared to excuse almost anything as long as we get runs on the board!!