November 01, 2004


Look at these ridiculous hypocrites:

An adviser to the Democratic presidential challenger John Kerry has criticised John Howard for publicly wishing for victory for George Bush in this week's election.

A senior defence official in the Clinton administration and prospective senior official in a Kerry administration, Kurt Campbell, said this was "a little inappropriate"

Anyone remember Diana Kerry? And now Mark Latham wades in:

"I've always said that American politicians should stay out of Australian politics, particularly election campaigns, and the reverse applies that we shouldn't be trying to meddle or play favourites when other countries have got their democratic decisions to make," he said in Sydney.

That would be the same Mark Latham who described George W. Bush as "the most dangerous and incompetent president in living memory".


Labor foreign affairs spokesman Kevin Rudd says Mr Howard has angered US presidential hopeful John Kerry with his decision to endorse his opponent.

Point one: How the hell would Rudd know?

Point two: Oh no! Kerry is angry! Howard better get some extra bodyguards.

Posted by Tim Blair at November 1, 2004 02:15 PM

Good on Mr Howard for sticking up for the current White House encumbent. Why wouldn't one of the three most vilified leaders of the coalition support his mate? Oh that's right, only PC to speak out if it's in support of Mr Kerry and not the dastardly BusHitler.

I only wish Mr Howard been more passionate in ending his speach with something like: "In your face John Kerry, you effeminate, flip-flopping, shirt-lifting, necrophiliac".........or something like that. But I suppose (sigh) it is less than a dignified commentary for our PM to use.

Apologies to our American friends for my outburst concerning your opposition leader but the devil made me say it!

Posted by: Lofty at November 1, 2004 at 03:34 PM

That's OK, Lofty. We understand, Oz had to deal with his sister a few weeks ago.

And I am glad to see John Howard standing up this way. This is just another example of the Senator being able to dish it out, but not take it. What would he do if he was shot at? Oh, wait....

PS: Lofty, by any chance, could you arrange for Diane Kerry to be marooned in the outback if we sent her back down under?

Posted by: The Real JeffS at November 1, 2004 at 03:46 PM

Hell yeah he's angry. In a manner reminiscent of Genghis Khan.


Posted by: fidens at November 1, 2004 at 04:52 PM

you dont wanna make kerry angry now! he'll shoot you in the back while you're running away...

Posted by: rosceo at November 1, 2004 at 05:11 PM

I blogged on this yesterday, although not with as many points... Must. Update.

Posted by: Leigh at November 1, 2004 at 05:16 PM

What is the problem? Didnt you know Socialists are hypocrites?

Get with the program. We are full of hate and hate is a kind of passion. Republicans dont have that passion. Hate is good. Hate works

Posted by: Mark Latham at November 1, 2004 at 05:23 PM

uh huh ha hahaha hahahah

Posted by: Rose at November 1, 2004 at 06:02 PM

Kerry is as angry as Ginger Khan, the exotic dancer he knew in Vietnam. You did know Kerry was in Vietnam, right?

Posted by: Todd at November 1, 2004 at 06:44 PM

I realised today that Kerry has a movie-lore doppleganger.

He is Zelig - The Human Chameleon.

I'm surprised he didn't turn black when he was at that Miami baptist church. But then we know he turns orange, don't we?

Posted by: Craig Mc at November 1, 2004 at 06:49 PM


I didn't know that Vietnam Veteran John "I served in Vietnam" Kerry, was in Vietnam at any point.

Thanks for bringing that to my attention!

Posted by: Leigh at November 1, 2004 at 06:53 PM

This is just another example of how the left needs to lighten up. John Howard personally hopes George Bush wins. BIG GOD DAMN DEAL.

Ok I'll conceed that this sentiment is a bit more news worthy than say that of John Howard the Newsagent or most certainly John Howard the actor. However it is being reacted to as if John Howard had said "the Australian People want Bush to win" or "it will be a disaster for the USA if Bush doesn't win" or even "if the American people know what's good for them George Bush had better win". At most a minor diplomatic indiscretion if that.

Posted by: Just Another Bloody Lawyer at November 1, 2004 at 07:39 PM

Kevin Rudd talking shit again.
I doubt John Kerry even knows who John Howard is.

Posted by: Johnny Wishbone at November 1, 2004 at 07:42 PM

I doubt John Kerry even knows who John Howard is.

Well, he knows that Howard is part of Bush's fraudulent coalition of the coerced and the bribed, which is really all you need to know if you're John F'ing Kerry.

At any rate, I'm now half expecting Kerry crawling around the Outback on his belly, trying to hunt some Howard with his shotgun...maybe with a side trip into Cambodia.

Posted by: PW at November 1, 2004 at 07:54 PM

Is it just me or do Lacker and the angry ant just look like a parody now.

They have just been hoppa'd in public and now the moral indignation about JWH's comments, are they fucking kidding!

Every other pillock in the Aust political scene has offered a opinion on Bush at some point and then JWH says good luck and they all start carrying on like good sorts.

I'm surprised that the Green witch of the south hasn't offered his 2 bobs worth.

These guys are trying to get some airtime before tomorrow, its going to be a humiliating day for the ALP and one M.Latham.

I can't wait, i'll be glued to SKY for question time.

Posted by: Nuffy at November 1, 2004 at 07:57 PM

Since he is chairman of the IDU, it is entirely appropriate for John Howard to endorse George Bush.

Posted by: 2dogs at November 1, 2004 at 08:03 PM

The Right War in the Right Place at the Right Time....... 2 embittered and resentful national socialist party honcos duking it out across the Pacific with the opposition !! Way to go ! ! !

"Socialists.....Wimps are us".

Posted by: Shaun Bourke at November 1, 2004 at 08:30 PM

2dogs, I used to know a girl who thought IDU was the centre of every conspiracy theory in the world.

She was a nice girl, if a little nutty.

Posted by: Quentin George at November 1, 2004 at 09:10 PM

By the standard of leftist conspiracies, that's really quite tame. At least the IDU is a real organisation. No hypothetical international Zionist cabal.

Posted by: 2dogs at November 1, 2004 at 09:41 PM

Maybe Howard should have sent his daughter (if he has one) to America to directly campaign for Bush. Surely no one would object to that!

Posted by: Frank M. at November 1, 2004 at 10:04 PM

Kerry didn't seem to mind his endorsement from Osama Bin Laden, so why is he whining now that Bush got an endorsement from Howard?

Posted by: Diggs at November 1, 2004 at 10:19 PM

Ahhh that's what I like..... a rat's arse convention where no - one knows anything, but everyone has an opinion.....

Posted by: Anything But Conservative at November 1, 2004 at 10:22 PM

"Kerry didn't seem to mind his endorsement from Osama Bin Laden..."

Nice dig Diggs.

Posted by: Anyone But Kerry at November 1, 2004 at 11:18 PM

Get Kerry angry? That surely will get a firm letter from him. Most of the rough and tumble of real politics is beneath him. He does excel in the appeasement arena though.Time for Tea.

Posted by: EddieP at November 1, 2004 at 11:21 PM

Laugh while you can, Aussie scum-- Kerry has not one but three plans to get even. And by late in his second term he will surely have secured enough international support to proceed cautiously with at least one of them.

Posted by: Paul Zrimsek at November 2, 2004 at 12:05 AM

the magic hat is gonna git you, howard!

Posted by: Mr. Bingley at November 2, 2004 at 12:25 AM

Diggs Which reminds me... where ARE Kerry's foreign endorsements he talked about. So far the only ones to come forward I know of are Osama, the Palestinian Authority, and I think Castro. Any sign yet of Chirac, Schroeder or Putin...

Posted by: richard mcenroe at November 2, 2004 at 12:53 AM

Nice. Typical Kerryite way of building bridges and forming coalitions. Oh, wait. He only does that with France and the UN. Never mind, Australia.

Posted by: Rebecca at November 2, 2004 at 01:44 AM

'Mr Howard has angered US presidential hopeful John Kerry with his decision to endorse his opponent. '

Expect some wacky retribution from the Bride of Frankenstein.

Posted by: Jack Tanner at November 2, 2004 at 03:15 AM

Richard, re Kerry's foreign endorsements:

How could you forget Kerry's future partner in important bi-lateral talks and US concessions, Kim Jong Il? He is an enthusiastic Kerry supporter who regularly plays Kerry campaign speeches on the radio for his people. He knows that Kerry will save his regime. North Koreans must know by now their hopes will be dashed.

Posted by: charlotte at November 2, 2004 at 04:14 AM

Howard wouldn't need any extra body guards. Sanctions aren't that tough if done through the bribe laden UN.

Posted by: William Robertson at November 2, 2004 at 04:45 AM

Ooohhh, Kerry is angry? Howard is in for the scowling of a lifetime!

Posted by: mjtruth at November 2, 2004 at 01:34 PM

Of course Kerry's complaining, Bush has a great PM supporting him, all Kerry could get was dictators, terrorists, and Frenchmen.

I'll leave it to you to say which is worse.

Posted by: Sheriff at November 2, 2004 at 06:56 PM