February 27, 2004


Rachel Ward -- actress, political activist, and MILF -- is in love. Apparently all you need do is whisper the magic words: “Civil society, social capital, trust and co-operation.” But, you know, without vomiting.

Posted by Tim Blair at February 27, 2004 12:57 AM

Romantic! Pushover! Slut!

Posted by: Bovious at February 27, 2004 at 12:59 AM

Nice legs, but who's she?

Posted by: Out Of It at February 27, 2004 at 01:55 AM

She looks like Margo, runs with the same tribe, and is a committed deep-waterfront socialist. An actor from England, she married a local yobbo, who introduces himself as, 'Brun Brun'. She hasn't looked back since.

Posted by: jafa at February 27, 2004 at 02:15 AM

I don't care. RW has clouded my dreams since I first saw her a long, long time ago, in what; I can't remember, Thorn Birds? Against All Odds? But it doesn't matter. I am quite envious of Brian Brown. Extremely jealous. What's he got that I haven't? Her, that's what, and a pretty good career himself. Thought he was great in "A Town Called Alice."

Margo Kingston looks like that??? Heck, if they handed those out at the ralies, I'd sing the "Internationale" with gusto!

Posted by: Dave_Violence at February 27, 2004 at 02:34 AM

"Yes . . . YES . . . Mark YYYYYES." It's "an orgy of collective orgasms" today.

But tomorrow, if he departs from the true political faith "Then I'll be the first to call him Mr Flippy-Floppy."

The love of the loony left is shallow and fleeting.

Posted by: David Blue at February 27, 2004 at 02:43 AM

Now I know. Raving leftist airhead with nice legs who marries ... Brian Brown? Who's he? Can he get into my hospital room? Will he let me maul his mindless wife in the name of socialist solidarity? And when we're done, will she head for the two Daves? Perspiring minds want to know.

Posted by: Out Of It at February 27, 2004 at 02:48 AM

she was the only reason to watch 'against all odds'

Posted by: Mr. Bingley at February 27, 2004 at 04:26 AM

I'm taking it she didn't have the commitment to "nude up for peace" last year......

That's a shame.

Posted by: James Dudek at February 27, 2004 at 05:30 AM

Latham?? Eeeeeeeuuuuuuwwwww!

Posted by: Kate at February 27, 2004 at 06:40 AM

MILF fantasy #3. Rachel Ward spreading the wealth. Both of them. Two nice long wealths there. Ummm oommmm.

Posted by: Charles at February 27, 2004 at 07:49 AM

very, very funny - thanks Tim!

The line at the bottom "Rachel Ward is an actor [sic]" is redundent - only an actress could have written that article!

Here is a problem with what she says - most of us would agree with proposition (1) below - but why does proposition (2) necessarily follow? Do governments have a legitimate role in establishing "healthy, trusting relationships" within society? Sounds like a kindler, gentler fascism to me.

(1) ' "Oh my God," you say, "you believe a good society requires more than high incomes and government services. It needs strong healthy relationships with active communities? YES.

(2)' "You think that the new role of government is to act as a facilitator or enabler: creating the social environment in which people are more likely to have contact with each other, working together in trusting relationships? Ohhhh . . . YES.'

The Whitlam influence on Latham is increasingly apparent. Remember that Gough thought it was a good idea to put taxpayer's money into a Royal Commission on "Human Relationships"...

Posted by: Ben P (Australian Tory) at February 27, 2004 at 09:05 AM

She's one sick puppy. I wonder if the pun is intended when she says "Eva Cox's lectures ... opened me up... impassioned me."

Posted by: TimT at February 27, 2004 at 09:29 AM

"Rachel Ward is an actor."

[Homer]Actors … is there anything they can't do?[/Homer]

Posted by: BruceT at February 27, 2004 at 11:13 AM

The mere fact that she is willing to put her name to this drivel is amazing. Latham must have loved it (see *his* thoughts on the matter at his tblog....)
Maybe i should get into politics. JFK pulled prime skirt as president, but clinton went for the quantity over quality approach, which kinda put me off the idea. But if ms ward is going to throw herself around on anyone that can spout a few mealy mouthed feel good propositions, then i think i should sign up quick-smart, and let the good times roll

Posted by: Paul Dub at February 27, 2004 at 11:15 AM

Oh, THAT Rachel Ward.....
Now she's barring up (or whatever the female equivalent is) over the Optical Mouse? The girl is easier than a two piece jigsaw......

Posted by: Johnny Wishbone at February 27, 2004 at 07:28 PM

Next time there's a movement of women to take off their clothes for peace, any chance we can encourage Rachel to join them?

Posted by: Alex Bensky at February 28, 2004 at 01:33 AM

Next time there's a movement of women to take off their clothes for peace, any chance we can encourage Rachel to join them?

Posted by: Alex Bensky at February 28, 2004 at 01:34 AM

Man, that column really made her sound like a slut or whore, then I read that line at the bottom that says that she's an actor. Funny, I thought she claimed to be a "dancer".

[The above is a tortured reference to my favorite Rachel Ward movie.... Can you guess what it is?]

Posted by: JFH at February 28, 2004 at 01:41 AM

Sharky's Machine.

Posted by: argh at February 28, 2004 at 04:09 AM

She was good in "Farewell, My Lovely" (I think that's the title), an underrated modern noir.

Posted by: king crab at February 29, 2004 at 01:13 AM