VANISHING MARK

It’s as though he never existed. Drop by Mark Latham’s Parliamentary website and you’ll discover this grim note:

Error: There is no Member ID K26

Even worse, since Latham last year scrubbed the content of his personal site and re-directed it to the main Labor page, visitors to marklatham.com.au are these days confronted by Kim Beazley’s usurping presence. Another Latham site, thirdway-aust.com, is dead; his book is out of print and has sunk to 2,218,944 in Amazon’s rankings, down from 1,083,113 last October.

All that’s left for Latham is to wander Glen Alpine’s lonely streets, a corgi by his side. An overweight corgi.

Which reminds me: Kim Beazley thinks tensions within the Liberal Party will help Labor win in 2007.

Posted by Tim B. on 01/29/2005 at 09:41 PM
    1. Labor has made Latham a nonperson? His whole exsistance is down the memory hole.

      “These is no Latham. There never was a Latham. Who is this “Latham” person you refer to?”

      Rush Limbaugh’s right, when the Left is out of power, they go completely nuts!

      Posted by Spiny Norman on 2005 01 29 at 11:53 PM • permalink

 

    1. “there”

      pimf

      Posted by Spiny Norman on 2005 01 29 at 11:54 PM • permalink

 

    1. Does this mean that the energy Margo speaks of has finally been collapsed?

      Posted by Evil Pundit on 2005 01 29 at 11:55 PM • permalink

 

    1. Kim does not have to rely on Libs Leadership Languishing. He does, however, have to make Labor look like it understands and accepts the concerns of middle Australia. How you do that and not appear like an “echo” remains to be seen.
      “Differentiating” usually means adopting some negative position which gets them pretty much where they are now.

      Posted by blogstrop on 2005 01 30 at 12:45 AM • permalink

 

    1. I think that Lib Senator was wrong to compare the GreeNazis to Communists.

      Expect Latham to be airbrushed (well, Photoshopped) out of photos.

      Posted by Sheriff on 2005 01 30 at 12:55 AM • permalink

 

    1. Watched Kim on TV this morning, the annoying hand gestures ,sombre look of honesty, the long winded answers that say F—K all. Its going to be a long three years.

      Posted by raider580 on 2005 01 30 at 01:00 AM • permalink

 

    1. You should have seen the ALP website after the election. For quite a bit there was bugger all on it. Think Latham’s personal site was out of business for a while prior to the election, and he had certainly stripped it of some of its more inflammatory pieces some time before that.

      You can diss Kim’s opinion about tensions in the Liberal Party if you like, but politics is a pretty cyclical business.

      When ambitions are thwarted, tensions are bound to arise.

      Posted by Major Anya on 2005 01 30 at 02:10 AM • permalink

 

    1. Mark who?  I went over to Margo’s site but I couldn’t find the name.  A lot of posts seem to be missing though… (just kidding).

      Reminds me of the press release the Film Actors’ Guild sent out about the Academy Awards:

      “What Michael Moore movie?”

      Posted by richard mcenroe on 2005 01 30 at 02:24 AM • permalink

 

    1. anyone know what ‘iron mark’ will do for a crust now? it must be hard for a forty year old that’s never had a real job apart from picking up glasses in a pub as a teenager. i reckon ‘work for the dole’ pulling out weeds would suit ‘iron mark’ right down to the ground, it’d teach the bastard some humility for a start.

      Posted by Lucky Nutsacks on 2005 01 30 at 03:33 AM • permalink

 

    1. You think this is bad. Go to the greens site & see if you can find any mention of Andrew Wilkie. Goooooone!
      Now try Andrewwilkie.org.au Gooooone! The man has absolutely dissapeared.

      Mr Latham deserves the same treatment.

      Posted by Gibbo on 2005 01 30 at 04:45 AM • permalink

 

    1. I kind of feel sorry for Mark.

      Well, not so much I wanted to see him win, or even stay on as head of Labor.

      Still, poor guy.

      Posted by Mr. Blue on 2005 01 30 at 07:18 AM • permalink

 

    1. Gibbo you got my hopes up regarding that traitorous scumbag Wilkie (I live in that electorate), but when I went to the NSW Greens site to see his ‘disappearance’ for myself, I noticed he is giving a talk along with Nettle & Larissa Behrendt on Fri 4 Feb at Sydney Uni.

      No such f’ing luck!!

      Posted by ozconservative on 2005 01 30 at 11:18 PM • permalink

 

  1. Not Syd Uni but Surry Hills (for anyone who gives a flying..)

    Posted by ozconservative on 2005 01 30 at 11:25 PM • permalink