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December 6, 2003

It is impossible to ignore. The print media has screeds and screeds on it. The election of Mark Latham to the leadership of the ALP is seen as a political circuit breaker by the Canberra Press Gallery.

We have a race on our hands. The race is on in earnest means that the election has started.
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Shouldn't the Government boys have a bigger and grander car?

A Mercedes?

Or is that what the elites drive? And the Government boys only drive a battler's car because they are fighting the elites?

The Government boys do look old and boring though. Guess that's the generational thing.

Though the cartoon captures the way the corporate media enframes politics as a two horse race, it is overly optimistic about the ALP, given the proposed tax cuts by the Coalition and its strength on national security.

The political philosopher over at philosophy.com sees the political differently: as an existential conflict between friends and enemies.
Update
The commentary on the issue is floating the view that the Howard Government is fearful. If not fearful, then running scared.

| Posted by Gary Sauer-Thompson at 4:03 PM | | Comments (0)
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