Wednesday, August 20, 2008

Shock! Labour leader lists to left

Apparently 'left-wing' is now an insult, though whether it is being spun as such by this journalist or whether the Australian government (which was Labor last I looked) really does feel embarrassed by having used 'left-wing' to describe a Labour leader, to the point of feeling the need to apologise, is something I will leave you to decide.

Clearly we are going down the absurdist path of such North Americans as regard the beautiful word 'liberal' as something to frighten children with. George Orwell, where are you when we need you?

The only person who comes out of this story not looking like an idiot is Helen Clark herself. "I thought it was a hoot and I don't propose to release the one I have on Mr Rudd."


Bernice said...

Did she really say that? Go Helen - fabulous. Perhaps she could compare notes with Julia for opinions on Kevin.

Zoe said...

I heart Helen. "As I say, if I was to have my CVs on other leaders fall off the back of trucks, you would all have a lot of laughs as well.''

Also, Pav, can you please cure the world of the plague of refridgeration? It's driving me nuts.

Ampersand Duck said...

Dammit. I knew I should have moved to New Zealand. Starting to think seriously about it.

Anonymous said...

The funniest thing about it is the implication that having your foreign policy views formed during the Great Military Adventure in Vietnam is a bad thing. What's the problem? After all, it's when mine were formed.


TimT said...

It did seem a rather odd story to run, that's for sure.

I especially appreciate the spelling of Labour in the title - added 'U' for New Zealand. It's the little things...

Francis Xavier Holden said...

Dear Pav

Should that be backs of trucks or more correctly "the back of a truck"?

Anyway thought you might like this:

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