Christian Kerr as a role model? Never! But his influence is growing – Crikey! Sky News , seminars and now The Reader . So guess who’s become a bit of a follower? None other than the Sphere himself, Laurie Oakes.

Laurie’s the reason why The Bulletin still has credibility, ditto Nine News , while his presence as the political interviewer on Sunday
on Sundays givse that drifting program much needed gravitas. And
yesterday afternoon he wrote his first contribution to the Ninemsn website. Yep Laurie is branching out into cyberspace, following the lead of Christian (nee Hiliary Bray).

Here’s his first effort. It’s not just a rehash of his weekly Bulletin column. A good read as usual.