Tuesday, May 01, 2007

Howard should be careful of Keating

Dragging Paul Keating into the IR debate was a questionable idea for Howard.

A classic Keating quote:

"He's a pre-Copernican obscurantist. That's where he belongs, but let's not have all these turkeys in the business community saying, 'well isn't this shocking'.


Howard with the ALP's inaction allowed Keating's name to be sullied over the last decade. But Keating did a hell of a lot more of the ground work for this boom than Howard and I am pleased to see Howard bringing Keating back into the game...

One of the darkest days in recent history (well a decade ago) for our nation was the Howard on the 7:30 report holding up a map of Oz with 80% covered in blue saying these areas are subject to Native Title Claims... a few days later i remember both Keating and Hawke explaining the issue very succinctly...

It's getting interesting down under...

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