Thursday, September 25, 2008

On the QT: Deja vu all over again

Have to say I watched most of QT today, but felt like I was watching a re-run of the entire week.

Questions from the Libs on the credit crisis were recycled; the Govt slapped them away with similar answers to those provided in the days before; Lindsay Tanner referred to him still feeling nostalgic for Brendan Nelson; Anthony Albanese quoted Shakespeare; Warren Truss even asked another question about X series Jaguars and Toyota Land Cruisers (note to Warren: give it up man! There are cheaper 4WDs around than Land Cruisers - and how come suddenly every person who works in rural areas needs to go out and buy a new one?).

There was even another motion to suspend standing orders. It was a dumb one. There had not been any questions about pensions, and suddenly Turnbull stood up and started talking about the Government needing to increase the pension. It was bizarre. Such motions are meant to be proceeded by question upon question on an issue. This time it was like Turnbull just oh bugger it, let's end the week with me getting to talk.

The Government silenced his motion and that was it (well Joe Hockey bleated, but you get that).
All in all it was a good week for the Government; bad week for the Libs; very bad week for Julie Bishop; and an odd week for Kevin Rudd, who wasn't really missed at all....

Anyhoo with that I 'll end this week's politics with a couple clips of Bill Clinton on the Daily Show. As ever, Bill makes some good points, and generally makes you think if only the US Constitution hadn't stopped him from running against George W in 2000.

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