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Having called for readers to nominate �the most cowardly Australian of 2004�, Margo Kingston got all sensitive when a reader nominated her:

Could you expand on why you think I’m the most cowardly Australian of 2004? I’ve been called many, many things in my career, but never, until comments to this entry, a coward.

People are so unkind. Those nominations have since been treated as votes; here are the 2004 Webdiary Awards. Congratulations, David Marr!

UPDATE. Explaining the Webdiary results to a troubled reader, Margo writes:

I don’t discount ‘flaming’: one popular ultra-right blogger referred his readers to the awards entry.

That should be “popular ultra-BLANK blogger”, surely.

UPDATE II. Margo’s US correspondent, Kerryn Higgs, continues the smearing of Condi Rice:

Powell�s replacement is another member of the family clan, Condoleezza Rice, who spends her leisure time watching sport with the President and was overheard at a recent dinner, saying As I was telling my husb � “ and then stopping herself abruptly, before saying, “As I was telling President Bush…”

“Recent”? It happened—or, more likely, didn�t—back in April. The clan reference is a nice touch. At least Higgs avoided the n-word.

Posted by Tim B. on 12/15/2004 at 02:19 PM
    1. Margo wishes us “losts of fun” over Xmas.  Sounds rather sad.

      Posted by cuckoo on 2004 12 15 at 03:25 PM • permalink


    1. Nice to see that Andrew Bolt tied for most effective proponent of good “goevernance”

      Posted by Pig Head Sucker on 2004 12 15 at 03:37 PM • permalink


    1. What does she mean: “hope you have a reconciled Christmas”?  Like Mark Latham and Stephen Conroy reconciled? Like George Bush and Jacqus Chirac reconciled?  Like Delta and Mark reconciled? Like God and sinners reconciled? Please explain?

      Posted by mr magoo on 2004 12 15 at 03:37 PM • permalink


    1. Go Longy!

      Another award for the champion Bomber wingman. His opening goal in the 1993 AFL Grand Final was inspiring (suffer Silvagni!)

      Posted by matt on 2004 12 15 at 03:45 PM • permalink


    1. Fred wilde has serious issues.
      (the one who thinks Margo is cute)

      Posted by Toecutter on 2004 12 15 at 03:58 PM • permalink


    1. You know whats sad? When this site is considered “ultra-right”.  Jesus, what is Australia coming to?

      At least the silly bint acknowledged that the site is ‘popular’. Ahhhh, democracy in action.

      Posted by Nic on 2004 12 15 at 04:19 PM • permalink


    1. This site is nowhere near ‘ultra-right.’ Just to make that clear.

      Posted by Steve on 2004 12 15 at 04:37 PM • permalink


    1. Tim � Ze camouflage is gut-machen, ja? Shtum.

      Posted by richard mcenroe on 2004 12 15 at 04:42 PM • permalink


    1. I will be reconciling my credit card bill with the decision to say to the wife “you can do the Christmas Shopping without me”.  Almost as bad as going Christmas shopping with the wife when I was absolutley maggoted after the work Christmas do a couple of years ago.  She still swoons over that expedition.  I don’t remember much of it, except for getting slapped by said Wife when commenting on the attractiveness of the DJ’s shop assistants.

      Posted by Razor on 2004 12 15 at 05:09 PM • permalink


    1. I’ve been reading an ULTRA-RIGHT site all this time?! Why didn’t anyone tell me?!

      Posted by goldsmith on 2004 12 15 at 05:29 PM • permalink


    1. We thought you wouldn’t notice, goldsmith…

      “Ultra-Right” = Makes fun of Webdiary

      Posted by Quentin George on 2004 12 15 at 05:40 PM • permalink


    1. Peter Garrett took risks?

      Where is the risk in winning a safe Labor seat? Or was it the “risk” of making his maiden speech?

      Posted by Quentin George on 2004 12 15 at 05:41 PM • permalink


    1. Well, I think we should demand another count. It seems many of us were voted for but our nomination was discarded as being too “broad”.

      “G’day. I’ve tallied up the nominations, leaving out the broad ones like all Australians who voted Labor/Liberal”, said Margo.

      Only the Oscars are more rigged (perhaps Terry Hicks slipped Margo something from his son’s travels in Afghanistan).

      It’s going to be difficult for Howard to divide his time between the “courageous” and “cowardly” tables on award night.

      I think “goevernance” is like a code that when unreconciled becomes “go”, “ever” and “nance”.  “Nance” meaning “valley” (is Margo subliminally suggesting we go ever to the valley of death).

      Suppose Howard won’t be there.

      Have the flu, so am going back to bed before attempt of another lame joke.

      Posted by Major Anya on 2004 12 15 at 05:43 PM • permalink


    1. “Flaming”?

      I don’t think she knows what the word means.

      Posted by Evil Pundit on 2004 12 15 at 06:01 PM • permalink


    1. P.S. “Ultra-right” is better than “plain ordinary right”, I assume?

      Posted by Evil Pundit on 2004 12 15 at 06:02 PM • permalink


    1. Sounds like Margo is spoiling for a fight with Ultra blank Tim. May I suggest
      words at two paces?
      Refereed by that up and coming reporter, Jana Wendt. What
      do you say Tim?
      Grant my Christmas wish and I’ll call you Santa for ever. No disrespect to Santa or Tim intended.

      Posted by gubbaboy on 2004 12 15 at 06:45 PM • permalink


    1. Calling people right wing as a form of abuse is just a thought substitute. What does it mean?  There are so many different groups on the so-called right, including Libertarians, cultural conservatives and the Religious Right. They have very little in common, some are violently opposed to others and some share a heap of big government Nanny State policies with the left.

      Posted by Rafe on 2004 12 15 at 07:57 PM • permalink


    1. Where do I vote for Margo?

      Posted by chuck on 2004 12 15 at 07:59 PM • permalink


    1. Didn’t she mean Klan?

      Posted by Habib on 2004 12 15 at 08:46 PM • permalink


    1. I liked this entry as well:

      “The most courageous Australian(s): SAS Regiment, Perth. You all make us proud for consistantly going in to harms way to protect our way of life. Pitty some of the peace loving, greenie, olive branch loving kind on this site dont take their place and fight for our way of life. Forty years ago you would have been shot as traitors.

      Go back in time two years, visit Baghdad and write to the paper calling Saddam the most cowardly person of the year. See what happens. Freedom is fantastic.”

      Excellent points!!

      Posted by CJosephson on 2004 12 15 at 11:30 PM • permalink


    1. Yeah,
      Go John Howard, Only a few more votes and not only would you have won a fourth term, but would have made a clean sweep of the webdiary awards, lets see Courageous, Cowardly, Good Governance, and Risk Taker…How nice would it have been to take not just 4 terms, but also 4 Webdiary awards.

      Posted by petedenham on 2004 12 16 at 11:22 AM • permalink


    1. It makes no sense at all for someone who has never been married to refer to anyone as their husband. The term would simply not be filed away in the skull.

      Sounds an awful lot like the old trick of trying to discredit a successful woman by implying something sleazy.

      Anyway, must be going. Got an appoint with my plastic surg– I mean dentist.

      Posted by Sensible Swim on 2004 12 16 at 05:50 PM • permalink


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