Wednesday, 28 October 2009

Straight out of that Opposition playbook


Why someone thought it necessary, or even helpful, to put in writing the advice to Opposition press secretaries to look for populist targets when attacking the Government is quite beyond me. Good spinners leave no traces but one of them should be taking the credit this morning for the delightful little beat up in the Murdoch tabloids about the expenditure on the Governor General’s trip to Africa.
In the diplomatic scheme of things $700,000 is a paltry amount to spend on trying to win a bit of goodwill among the African nations that have such a disproportionate influence on the goings on at the United Nations but that, of course, is not the point of the story. Have a go at fat cats the Opposition playbook recommended and even our thin as a rake Governor General flying around in a government jet can be made to look quite chubby.
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