Gee, the Howard Government must have thought the Garuda aircrash was a blessing in disguise to avert attention from their failed attack on the new Opposition leader, Kevin Rudd. They'd accused him of consorting with Brian Burke, the unsavoury former Premier of Western Australia - an absolute no no according to the morally righteous Howard. Why, Howard even had to demote a Minister of his own team for having a 20 minute meeting with Brian Burke. But the shockingly depraved Rudd had had breakfast, lunch and tea with the man! This was Howard's insinuation in raising the accusation, backed up by the sneering Treasurer, Peter Costello.
It appears Howard is running scared. Dare we hope for a change of Government later this year? Cross fingers, it may come true.
It turns out that several more of Howard's ministers had dealings with Burke, including the minister who replaced the sacked minister. Talk about slung mud sticking to the slinger...
It has been totally absurd, the whole slanging match, this week in OZ politics.
The whole point of this entry is, as pointed out by B, is that Brian Burke bears a striking resemblance to the white spy in Mad Magazine's Spy vs Spy. Hence the "separated at birth" picture above. It kind of puts everything into some sort of crazy perspective.