Monday, September 06, 2004

Some things cannot be spoken or discovered until we have been stuck, incapacitated, or blown off course for awhile. Plain sailing is pleasant, but you are not going to explore many unknown realms that way.
-David Whyte, Author
Glenn Milne, journalist?

Eye on the Miracle on the 34th Street: When bittersweet truths can be quite honourable
Politicians are sometimes being sincere when they choose to break a promise, writes Robert Manne.
Rather unexpectedly the first week of the Australian election campaign was dominated by the problem of the political lie. Labor accused the Howard Government of having lied on a wide variety of fronts. Although very many people, including many conservatives, seem now to agree with the charge, this, of course, does not prove it.

Proof is in the Pudding ; [Independents dream about the balance of power]
• · With Prime Minister John Howard predicted to win October's general election Bill Condie analyses the climate of intolerance and racism which has soured his home country
• · · Greenish Revolution Democracy4Sale ; [Peter King WW - Wentworth Watch ; Malcolm Turnbull - Spy Catcher et al]
• · · · Papa McGuiness A Paddywhack for thin-skinned hacks: Parliament should not allow the gallery to control access to Parliament; [President of the Press Gallery: Farr Out!]
• · · · · Disgraced police may be forced to return medals Up to 12 police officers stand to lose their NSW Police medals following a review today by the Police Commissioner, Ken Moroney ['Untouchable' NSW police commissioner, Jim Lees, dead at 84]
• · · · · · · Neither saint nor sinner, former leader tells her story It is two years since Kerry Chikarovski was deposed from the NSW Liberal leadership in an 11th-hour coup by John Brogden