Thursday, 29 October 2009

Politicians behaving badly


In politics there are some things best left unsaid because, leaving aside questions of morality, the words uttered do more harm to the speaker than the subject of them. Yesterday’s attack by Liberal MPs in the South Australian Parliament comes into that category.
Raising the issue of the assaulting of Premier Mike Rann by a man upset by contact between the Premier and his now estranged wife will surely be seen by the voting public as an irrelevant smear by a party well behind in the opinion polls. There is not a vote to be won from the issue but the very desperation implicit in the tactic is capable of losing support.
It was a piece of campaigning stupidity
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