It’s one year since Team Howard was extinguished. I’ve made it through the day without feeling the reflective urge. But I am sitting here watching The Howard Years and I have observed the one thing, above all others, that captures why I am glad they are no longer our Government. My observation, courtesy of Peter Hendy:
The use of that term captures what was wrong with these people – a falsehood, an outright distortion of reality, constructed for the purpose of generating emotional reaction against a disadvantaged group to benefit their policy objectives.
That is the one thing they did better than anybody else. Bravo.
P.S. I don’t feel any great need to reflect on Rudd’s first year, since I have generally commented on the good and the bad as it has happened. But if I was to sum things up, I would copy Jeremy’s sentiments.