Wednesday, 6 May 2009

It'll just be temporary

It was a silly thing to say. Calling six years of budgeted deficits "temporary deficits" made a mockery of the English language. But Treasurer Wayne Swan will survive his embarrassment. It is what happens to the economy that will determine his place in political history not how he described them in a preview. Already his spinners are back on track as they get their man portrayed as a new kind of Robin Hood who will be taking from the rich to give to the poor. The front page of the Daily Telegraph will have far more impact than his linguistic stupidity.

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