Friday, January 12, 2007

women scorned

Is Howard losing his grip? Have even the Liberals had enough of Howard’s style of governing? He’s often told us that he’ll stay leader of the Liberals as long as the party wants him. Is it possible they no longer want him, even though they’re stuck with him now, just like they’re stuck with Debnam in NSW?
Latest evidence of Liberal discontent with Howard comes from Sunday's The Daily Telegraph which ran a story headlined "Bishop blasts PM" and reporting that Bishop, angry at rejection of her nanny scheme, "has accused John Howard of treating women like ‘fools’". Well, we don't need Bronwyn Bishop to tell us the PM's out of touch, but it's nice. I’m just stunned she dares to speak outside the Liberal cone of silence.