The content on this webpage contains paid/affiliate links. When you click on any of our affiliate link, we/I may get a small compensation at no cost to you. See our affiliate disclosure for more info -----------------------
Last updated on August 9th, 2017 at 04:28 am
Election analyst Malcolm Mackerras last week won an Australia Day award. In the Mackerras tradition, this involved an inaccurate prediction:
Mackerras did not bother to immediately open the official-looking letter from Government House …
After all, the distinguished political commentator was used to receiving letters from the Governor-General’s residence and decided it could wait. “I thought to myself that’s just another case of me being asked my opinion about someone else who is being proposed for an honour,” he said. “Three hours later I opened it up and was astonished to discover that this was actually a letter to say, ‘You are being considered for appointment’.”
Still, Malcolm isn’t often as wrong as old Bob Ellis, who’s phlegmed up another quality column for the Halliburton hippies of Byron Bay:
The Howard bandname now is poisonously tainted, and in its final, twitching throes. And a belated, failed Costello coup in March, round his tenth anniversary, will grievously wound him, and the compromise cleanskin candidate Malcolm [Turnbull] triumphant by Father’s Day, which will give him a year to regain ground, if he can, against Beazley.
And will Beazley win? Oh, yes.
You see if I am right.
Very well. Let’s take us a look–see.
(Via Ellis investigator Raff)
- Triumphant as what.. pere of the year.I thought that was you Bobster…Posted by crash on 2006 01 29 at 09:21 AM • permalink
- Oh, god, Ellis. Why does he keep doing this? Turnbull so soon? The man (Ellis, not Turnbull) is a total moron, and political imbecile to boot.
As for Mackerras, my political statistics lecturer drily* remarked of him “he had one good idea in the 70s and has been wrong ever since”.
*Political statisticians in this country are a rare and famously dry (as in boring) bunch in political science circles – my lecturer could slow pulses to the point of arrest at twenty paces.Posted by James Waterton on 2006 01 29 at 09:30 AM • permalink
- Ellis, in his attempt to appear witty, abuses punctuation badly.
Am I right?
I think I am.
Lay off the punctuation you old flogbag!!!Posted by thefrollickingmole on 2006 01 29 at 09:50 AM • permalink
- What is it with leftards and their predictions? The majority of those that I’ve seen are usually little more than wishful thinking.Posted by The_Real_JeffS on 2006 01 29 at 11:50 AM • permalink
- Beazley? Do these people talk to ANYBODY else? Even each other? Or is it all they can do to hear the voices in their own heads over the loud hum?Posted by richard mcenroe on 2006 01 29 at 01:03 PM • permalink
- Bob Ellis -the truely resinous of heart.Posted by niobium2000 on 2006 01 29 at 05:22 PM • permalink
- Not Elis’s best effort at vitriol. Insufficient spittle.
I did like the internal inconsistency displayed in dismissing WMD as rumour in the first column, and accusing the Wheat Board of funding WMD several paragraphs on. Must be hard to keep one’s delusions straight when your brain is about to explode.
- WTF does he get this stuff?
The voices. In his head.Posted by Lucky Nutsacks on 2006 01 30 at 04:21 AM • permalink
- #16 Aroun the time of the Iraq war,the ABC interviewed a head of the AWB.
He was brash and confident and boasting that the Australian Wheat Board had such a good rapport,bonding and trust between them and Iraqis that the AWB did not need contracts -a handshake was all that was needed to seal a transaction.
At the time I thought it was very unusual but the ABC interviewer did not seem to pick up on it,be alarmed by it or ask any further questions.
To hear little Kev Rudd ranting “It gets more and more unbelievable that no one in the Howard Government was ringing warning bells” when a current affairs/investigative journalist presenter let that opportunity go through to the keeper-is bizarre.
Page 1 of 1 pages
Commenting is not available in this weblog entry.