[LINK] If Alston's back, he walks a tightrope
Sat, 24 Nov 2001 10:58:45 +1100 (EST)
>Howard always told us he wanted us all to be relaxed and comfortable. I
>think most of his ministers, at least in the past, took that phrase
>literally - witness good ol' Bronwyn. I wonder what Senator Dick has
>promised this time to keep his job?
Maybe some further crutch scratching on the great question of our times,
What is datacasting? Some more highly entertaining renditions of Bluster
and Squawk in the Senate? Tea with Archbishop Pell dressed in exotic robes?
Relaxation (no pun intended) of the cross media ownership rules? Only two
of Rupert's publications supported Labor which made the Coalition's odds of
7/4 on just about right. Mind you, I know of one journalist who was
offering odds about Labor of 40/1 against, a remarkably confident wager in
a two horse race. Evidently the scribe was of the opinion that Kim's form
was such that he'd be unlikely to finish in the prize money in a welter at
Bourke. Followers of the turf will recognise the fearlessness of the odds.
In 1939 a nag called Ajax started at 40/1 on, reverse the odds about Kim
and Co. Ajax was beaten, a boilover for the bookies. Said scribe felt
there'd not even be a simmerover this time as Kim's trackwork revealed he
always just plodded along behind. One well-known columnist not only did his
dough but has since had to dig deeper for a new journalism trophy called
the Boof Award.