October 05, 2004

NARRATIVE BUILT

Tom Dusevic on 43-year-old Mark Latham:

"All my life" has become almost a mantra for Latham (and a phrase journalists use among themselves to mock his earnestness) as he builds a narrative of constancy and purpose.

The Canberra press gallery apparently calls him "Lifelong". Itís one of Markís pet phrases. Meanwhile, on 2BL radio last night (no link) former ALP leader Kim Beazley practically dared Greens to direct their preferences away from Labor. Hereís my shorthand transcript:

"Iím the only Labor candidate in Western Australia who is not getting Greens preferences directed towards him. And thatís because, according to the Greens, Iím committed to the American alliance. Well, Iíve got news for them -- the whole Labor party is committed to the American alliance."

Over to you, Greens.

Posted by Tim Blair at October 5, 2004 04:34 PM
Comments

So the Greens are hoping for...what, exactly? An anti-US Liberal MP instead? "Kooky" seems like way too much of compliment for these nuts...

Posted by: HippyHunter at October 5, 2004 at 04:48 PM

Good to see Kim hasn't lost all his marbles.

Posted by: Quentin George at October 5, 2004 at 05:01 PM

'Lifelong' is quite appropriate as the Canberra Press Gallery are 'lifelong' Labour supporters.

Posted by: Andrew at October 5, 2004 at 06:23 PM

Very interesting. I've always thought Kimbo would make an ok PM, probably much better Latham.

Posted by: Matt T at October 5, 2004 at 08:29 PM

As if Karl Rove would let Mark Latham become the next Aussie PM!

Posted by: rosceo at October 5, 2004 at 08:35 PM

I really feel sorry for Rudd and Beazley - having to tow the line of ManBoobs, uhhh.

Posted by: JBB at October 5, 2004 at 09:14 PM

JBB seems to have rendered himself blind from excessive self pleasuring. Kim Beazley has far finer tits than Mark Latham.

And of course our Prime Minister is One Big Tit.

Posted by: tlaloc at October 6, 2004 at 12:26 PM