November 30, 2012
Another Liberal Party campaign to destroy the prime minister bites the dust.
This was a campaign that accused the Prime Minister of criminal conduct. Gillard had knowingly committed fraud was the allegation. It was done so on the basis of no evidence. When Gillard offered Abbott 15 minutes in Parliament to argue the case for unlawful behaviour Abbott failed badly. He only got to "conduct unbecoming". Gillard made it very clear in her reply that Abbott had failed.
The Liberal Party campaign has been exposed as a politically motivated smear campaign--a witch hunt, to give it a gender interpretation. The Liberal Party and its media blowhards in News Ltd and Fairfax (Mark Baker of the SMH) are now in damage control with their "Questions remain to be answered " campaign, which was designed to remind the public that Gillard once associated with shady and dodgy characters. Therefore, she cannot be trusted. The issue is about character etc etc
The Liberals have adopted an American Republican strategy and it turned into a train wreck. What will be salvaged from the wreckage. A reframing to go after dodgy and shady unions?