Monthly Archives: August 2008

>The Hardest Job

>You have to feel for Brendan Nelson. All the guy has done is take over leadership of the Liberal Party at a time when its stocks were at their lowest, and tried his best to hold it together during these … Continue reading

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>On the QT: Liberal Heights High

>The Liberals (as they always do) today came up with another standard way of phrasing their questions. This time it was “why has [insert something] happened since the election of the Rudd Government?”The repetitive manner of these questions are such … Continue reading

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>On the QT: Nelson beggars belief

>Unfortunately due to a stack of meetings, I wasn’t able to catch today’s QT – though apparently Nelson kept going with the “why are Australians worse off” line. And Rudd in turn responded by asking how the Libs could talk … Continue reading

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>On the QT: Nelson – against expensive Bacardi Breezers; for Channel 7 incompetence.

>It’s not often a leader of the opposition loses Question Time before it even starts, but today Brendan Nelson did. After a couple condolence motions, Kevin Rudd welcomed home the Australian Olympic team, and offered his congratulations. Rudd’s speech was … Continue reading

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>Day Sixteen: Or Time to do a final lap.

>Great run in the marathon this morning. Twenty-one year old Kenyan, Samuel Wansiru in a great front running performance becomes the first Kenya to win the marathon, and in doing so absolutely smashes the Olympic Record. One can only wonder … Continue reading

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>Day Fifteen: Or we’re nearly there.

>I was out most of today so I missed Ken Wallace’s gold medal Kayak paddle. And I have to say, I didn’t really care. I think I’m over these games; over the coverage, over the bloated program and number of … Continue reading

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>Day Fourteen: Or, we need more walking events!

> Things are really winding down now. I spent the whole day in meetings, and wasn’t the slightest bit concerned that i might have missed a result. As it was Jared Tallent became the first Australian male since Edwin Flack … Continue reading

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>Day Thirteen: Or, I backed my ability and it bit me on the ar-e.

>Craig Mottram wasn’t concerned about what time was required to be one of the 3 non-automatic qualifiers in the 5000m last night, He should have been. He ended up finishing 5th and missed out by about a second from advancing … Continue reading

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>Day Twelve: Or, Oh my God You’ve Got to be Kidding Me

>Well last night at 12:30am we saw why I love athletics. Two nights ago I thought “bronze was not an impossibility”; last night I predicted McLellan would do “no worse than 4th” (I wanted to say a medal, but the … Continue reading

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>Day Eleven: Or, I think I may have torn a hamstring, or maybe it’s just a bad case of tinea.

>The big news in China is all about reigning 110m Hurdles Champion Liu Xiang, who pulled out of the hurdles here due to a foot injury. Apparently half of China is sad for him; half thinks he is a choker. … Continue reading

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