Saturday, September 13, 2008


I drop offline for 48 hours, and the Prime Minister announces the election date. How do they know?

The date was so well-expected that Australian betting agencies had apparently stopped taking bets on it. But that doesn't stop our political "journalists" (I use the term reluctantly in this case) pretending surprise, and that a left-wing blog must have learned it from a leak, rather than just bouncing the same common wisdom round the blogosphere. Dicks, indeed. Can we have political reporting from people who aren't overexcited paranoids doped up on Ritalin, please?