"We'd lose in a landslide"

Quoth Tony Abbott on Lateline tonight, referring to the latest newspoll showing Kevin Rudd still 10 points ahead of Howard on preferred PM (48-38) and the ALP’s lead on the 2PP having fallen 4 points to 57-43. These numbers still have Labor way in front of where it’s been in comparable years, and Abbott is quite right to suggest that a disaster might be impending for the government. LP, however, has uncovered the government’s secret fight back strategy to overcome this electoral bad fortune, courtesy of a well timed leak from Christine Keeler a source close to the blogosphere. All will be revealed over the fold.

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14 comments on “"We'd lose in a landslide"
  1. Nabakov says:

    I dunno Mark. I remember other sweeping statements at LP that didn’t quite pan out, like “taking a sabbatical from blogging”.

  2. tigtog says:

    Shhh Nabs. Marvel at the exquisite artistry of the poster, there’s a good lad.

  3. steve says:

    Costello will find it tough going if the Reserve Bank raises interest rates tomorrow. It will limit his ability to try to win with a big spending , taxcuts for the rich, type budget. This is the interest rate rise where the Howard voters will begin to feel the pain and nasty side of Costello’s policies and some will be looking down the barrell of mortgage defaults.

    I read a report a couple of weeks ago where it was claimed that non bank lenders are hiding the amount of mortgage defaults by refinancing the loans over a longer term rather than admit there is a problem and address it.

    A rates rise will also put more pressure on the rental market which is very tight in most capital cities already. I can imagine that drought affected farmers would love an interest rate rise at this point in time too.

    Abbott is still talking tax cuts again tonight on Lateline. How the Howard Government can propose taxcuts at the same time as the Reserve Bank is thinking of lifting rates to counter inflation defies logic after all it is the tax cuts of the past couple of years that are largely to blame for the inflation the Reserve Bank seeks to quell.

  4. Mark says:

    But I did, Nabs! Got the day off work today. Will disappear soon, perhaps resurface over the Easter break, then almost certainly disappear again.

    And what tigtog said!

  5. Kim says:

    Lovely work from Ms Keeler!

  6. grace pettigrew says:

    OK that’s it, I want one. Reminds me a bit of Noel Counihan etc and the Melbourne agitprop poster art from the fourties/fifties, with a taste of sixities Vietnam overlaid (the chopper). We have had so little in-your-face political poster art for the past dreary Howard decade, this one is like a signal that the times are a’changing.

    If Christine Keeler’s willing, perhaps LP could manufacture and market the poster here in the lead-up to the election, to cover production and maintenance costs for non-profit LP website. (The Commonwealth crests would probably have to go for copyright reasons, and there would have to be some authorisation at the bottom as elecoral advertising though.)

    I would pay $20 plus postage for a full size colour poster through your paypal donation facility. Put it on my wall and remind myself of student days way back when politics was actually inspiring and fun. Is this possible?

  7. steve says:

    Looks like Costello’s GST line is a bit dodgy too!

  8. Alex on the Bus says:

    Agreed, that design would be great as a stand-alone poster (heck, I’ve even printed it out already, and it’s going on the fridge as soon as I can rustle up some extra magnets). Would look even better as a t-shirt – although I’d pick out the ‘dessicated coconut’ legend in a contrasting colour.

  9. grace pettigrew says:

    In gold Alex, pure gold.

  10. steve says:

    Oh Dear!
    Seems like Costello has offsided the whole disability sector in Australia. Apparently he sent Mal Brough up to Brisbane and turned the Commonwealth and States disability Agreement into a disagreement by forgetting to send money with the Minister.

  11. observa says:

    On a more serious note, can I suggest you be mindful of not using the Oz coat of arms(twice) without official authorisation.

  12. steve says:

    More detail on the Commonwealth State Disability Disagreement here.

    Makes one wonder what sort of a budget the Feds are going to hand down this year when they can’t even arrange a disability Agreement for the most disadvantaged in society.

  13. wbb says:

    On a more serious note, can I suggest you be mindful of not using the Oz coat of arms(twice) without official authorisation.

    That’s what 10 years of Howard’s done. The assault of the prim.

  14. steve says:

    Good news from the treasurer released yesterday. Your tax has increased

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