As a subscriber, I like reading my daily dose of sealed section news from Stephen Mayne and co over at crikey.com.au.
But I don't like the amazing back-flipping Peter Garrett, (did someone say sell-out?). So I enjoyed this from Crikey's sealed section yesterday:
"Loud music makes you deaf. Take, for example, this tall, bald bloke. Let’s call him Peter. He clearly can’t hear a word of what’s going on around him.
Peter got up and talked to a Young Labor conference on Saturday about why he had signed up to the ALP – “the Labor values of enhancing community, equity of access to health and education”.
Health. Hello, Peter? HELLO, PETER! HEL-LOOOOOO!!!!!! Did you miss a certain debate last week? Did you hear a thing about Labor’s backflip over the PBS. Clearly not. He needs to read this excellent Alan Ramsey column in the Saturday SMH for the history of pharmaceutical subsidies.
But that wasn’t all.
“As a child of the Whitlam era, as beneficiary of the Commonwealth support for university education, my formative years were those which saw the real difference a brave national government can make to the life of the nation,” he said.
Presumably his hearing was already shot when Whitlam’s party introduced fees and the HECS system"