Monday, May 24, 2004

neck and neck

On television Mark Latham arm-wrestles a radio jock (gee, that must have made for great radio) and they show photos of John Howard in the Seventies, looking unbelievably dorky. I guess it was the Seventies. In the paper, there’s an image of him dancing with Janette at his 30th anniversary party, the two of them in their own little world.
The pundits say it’ll be close. Much is being made about the fact that Latham hasn’t been prime minister before whereas Howard has, but Howard had a first time too, and he managed. Howard doesn’t seem to appreciate just how bad for him the American prisoner abuse scandal is. Everyday it just gets worse. I’m starting to wonder if the Americans involved were getting their revenge for September 11, there's something sort of vigilante about it all.