December 04, 2003


Former Clinton strategist Dick Morris kisses-up bigtime to new ALP leader Mark Latham:

He has an encyclopaedic knowledge of history and of politics. He's brilliant and I really feel that he just has a wonderfully penetrating, inventive mind and I was thrilled that he now is going to be the leader of the Australian Labor Party.

Whoa! Quit drooling, Dick. Next, Morris observes that Australia’s Prime Minister lacks the mobility of an armoured military device:

Howard isn't a tank. He doesn't know how to swivel his turret and attack other areas and I think that Latham will confuse Howard in a way that Clinton confused the Republicans and Blair confused Major, and ultimately makes it possible for him to win because he's not the enemy they're prepared to face.

Morris has been known to occasionally get things wrong.

Posted by Tim Blair at December 4, 2003 04:48 PM

Didn't Clinton and Blair beat the aftermath.
Those who took over when the real leaders finally stood down, If Howard stands down and Abbott/Costello take over then there may be a chance for Labour.

Posted by: gulliblepratt at December 4, 2003 at 05:01 PM

Posted by: sdfsdfs at December 4, 2003 at 08:17 PM

I alwas saw Howard as more of an amphibious landing vehicle, not one of those hovercraft ones though.

Posted by: Amos at December 4, 2003 at 10:28 PM

Clinton confused the shit out of me.

Posted by: Osamas Psychotic Proctologist at December 4, 2003 at 11:19 PM

Latham must have marvelous toes.

Posted by: Michael Lonie at December 5, 2003 at 07:22 AM

Dick Morris also on the eve of the 2000 presidential election: "The Electoral College doesn't matter."

Posted by: Greg at December 5, 2003 at 07:42 AM