April 22, 2003

PETER GARRETT, master of the

PETER GARRETT, master of the precise and telling metaphor, explains recent trends in environmental politics:

The environment issue "has continued to drift in the wind like a handkerchief that has been put up to try and send a 30-foot yacht down to Hobart in the Sydney-to-Hobart yacht race".

A tiny, handerchief-sized sail would be stretched taut by the task. Garrett's comprehension of the physical universe is as sound as Robert Fisk's.

Posted by Tim Blair at April 22, 2003 02:19 AM