Wednesday, October 18, 2006

The True 'Elite'

Money quote from Tanya Plibersek today, in her fortnightly SMH column:

Howard routinely dismisses arguments because of who makes them: environmentalists; teachers; students; church leaders; unionists - they're all part of a cultural elite, he says. The constant use of "elite" as a pejorative has become comical from a man who loves the reflected glory of hanging around elite sporting heroes and who governs for big business and rich people while living one of the most privileged existences in the country with his fine mansion on Sydney Harbour, his unprecedented wine bill, his comfy VIP jet and his $170,000, four-day Rome hotel bill. You can't hide privilege under a tracksuit.

Sweet.

4 Comments:

At 18/10/06 7:43 pm, Blogger comicstriphero said...

Got to get this on a t-shirt!

 
At 19/10/06 8:55 am, Anonymous Stilgherrian said...

Well spotted. I've blogged it myself at http://stilgherrian.com/politics/howards_elite_tracksuit/ ... and will have to follow up with a question about the "unprecedented wine bill".

 
At 20/10/06 2:53 pm, Blogger Superdrewby said...

look the guy is a consumate politician,

slimy;
dishonest;
lacks ethics and values;

and will do and say anything to stay in power.

The guy makes my blood boil becasue he is so hyppocritical, but the australian people just put up with it all because they are scared of change and how it will affect them

 
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