After last week’s Kerry-Kevin mini-clash, Tony Abbott should have expected a bit of a going over on 7:30 Report last night. He got it, and he wasn’t prepared. Ow.
Meanwhile, in yesterday’s Oz, Glenn Milne launched into Laurie Oakes for presumably being loaded with questions by Labor in his previous day’s interview with Abbott. (Shock horror!) By similar token, perhaps the next Labor minister to front Laurie should be extra prepared.
That Tanner is not a team player!
Still on last night’s TV, Lindsay Tanner on Q&A reminded everyone that he is the only senior Labor person who actually has a go at explaining stuff.
Kevinscript demands frontbenchers keep it simple, general and stupid, because swinging voters have short attention spans and don’t like anything complicated. Deflect questions, use slogans. Don’t be like Paul Keating, be like John Howard only moreso.
Heaven forebid ministers give the impression they have complex tasks to do and understand what they’re doing.
Wayne, Julia and Penny can stick to the rules, but not Lindsay.
He’s a loose cannon!