Thank s very much for putting the argument so clearly and consistently Yale its been clear to me for ages that Rudd has been following the Anna Bligh course and all I am waiting for now is the vid from Rudd begging the voters not to give Abbott too much power. Its a sad end to a very sad government but far from unexpected.
Originally posted on The Red And The Blue:
THE FINAL BLOW to Kevin Rudd’s credibility was delivered last night, as the department heads of Treasury and Finance stunningly rebuked Labor’s claim of a “black hole” in Coalition costings; Labor’s charges have been shown to be dishonest, and as a result the election race is now over, bar the counting.
It is now safe to say — barring some stellar and monumental gaffe by the Liberals, the prospect of which defies belief — that the ALP has lost this election; the Liberal Party will be elected on 7 September, probably by a wide margin, and yesterday made it a formality.
After months spruiking baseless claims about Coalition costings — most notably that there was a $70 billion shortfall in them — the ALP yesterday hit the brick wall rigorous press scrutiny should have presented: a rebuff, in unequivocal terms from a source of great integrity, of the veracity of the basis of Labor’s scare campaign over budget cuts that an Abbott government would implement.