Thursday, June 05, 2014

Jones vs Turnbull: 'You like dishing it out but you don't like taking it'

Suspicion of government may be justified, but let’s not ignore a self-evident truth: Government is natural to the human condition. Roger Scruton explains... Reality of Political Leanings

You raise up your head/And you ask, "Is this where it is?"/And some-body points to you and says/"It's his"/And you says, "What's mine ?"/And somebody else says, "Where what is ?"/And you say, "Oh my God/Am I here all alone?"/ But something is happening here/But you don't know what it is/Do you, Mister Jones? – Ballad of a Thin Man, Bob Dylan

Federal Communications Minister Malcolm Turnbulls had a full and frank discussion with 2GB breakfast radio host Alan Jones this morning.Jones met his match when he took on Malcolm Turnbull.
Mr Jones

The famous former mayor of New York, Ed Koch, had what he called an inviolate rule. ‘‘You punch me, I punch you back. I do not believe it is good for one’s self respect to be a punching bag.’’ He rightly believed that a politician just could not let people take cheap shots and get away with it. My mum used to say something similar: ‘‘Look like a door mat, behave like a door mat, expect to get trodden on.’’ Punching Bags

Former prime minister John Howard has delivered a guarded rebuke to Tony Abbott, saying today's politicians rely too heavily on slogans and declaring Australians will support change and reform so long as they are satisfied it is ''fundamentally fair''.

Describing politics today as less ideological than in his time, the country's second longest-serving prime minister has observed: ''We sometimes lose the capacity to argue the case - we think that it's sufficient that we utter slogans.'' John Howard

“The Independent Commission Against Corruption (ICAC) has today found that Eddie Obeid and Joe Tripodi have engaged in corrupt conduct. “Mr Tripodi’s membership will be expelled immediately, at a meeting of the Administrative Committee tomorrow, under Rule. A. 9 (b) of the Labor Party Rules. “Mr Obeid was expelled from the Labor Party in 2013.”

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