Thursday, 21 January 2010

You might not like Piers but …

The man is not always wrong just because you regularly disagree with him. In his Sydney Daily Telegraph column this morning Piers Akerman gives a few words of warning to Kevin Rudd that he would be wise to seriously contemplate. Among the important lessons for the Prime Minister that can be drawn from the defeat of the Democrats in the US Massachusetts Senate poll is that the cult of personality that sweeps some into office can just as speedily evaporate. Another is the danger of a government claiming that any single piece of legislation is crucial to its administration. A third, argues the Tele’s columnist, is the danger in believing that a friendly media represents a friendly electorate.
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