Tuesday, 22 September 2009

Beating a nice retreat


It’s a good thing about being the government. If your opponents come up with a really good idea all you have to do is change your mind and steal it. Prime Minister Kevin Rudd is proving quite adept at that task as the Labor record on climate change shows. The policy keeps softening while the pro-action rhetoric gets louder.
The latest Prime Ministerial admission that failure to get emissions trading legislation through the Senate was not hurting Australia’s influence in world forums gives but a Pyrrhic victory to Malcolm Turnbull and his team. The mob have no idea what an ETS is.
They just want their man Kevin to keep talking the good climate change talk and Kevin just wants to get his next election over before anyone has to pay a price for it.
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