Another quiet week in politics … So in his grand week, the week that has been built up for months, in which we finally see the “real” story of those 11 and a half years from the great man, a week in which he got more coverage than the Prime Minister, Peter Costello still ended up number two.

And in a week that reminded us that revenge seems to be the main game in a post ideological political world, Brendan Nelson pizzled all over his great mate Pete’s book launch and lost his job in the process, Matt Brown was knifed three days into his job after what we call here in the Illawarra “a bit of harmless fun”, Reba Meagher poked her tongue out at everyone (yes, you got us Reba, we know) and even Brendon Grylls was dudded by his own team … oh and there’s a new Federal Opposition Leader … Whozit?

TW

Move

Position

Politician

Press Index

Radio Index

TV Index

Internet Index

Raw total

INDEX

1

3

Opp Leader

Brendan Nelson

925

1,000

875

913

20,896

928

2

8

Backbench

Peter Costello

784

870

1,000

551

17,727

801

3

-2

PM

Kevin Rudd

1,000

618

457

1,000

15,802

769

4

17

Shadow

Malcolm Turnbull

662

790

637

517

14,779

652

5

-3

Premier

Nathan Rees

609

468

246

702

10,961

506

6

0

Cabinet

Wayne Swan

295

170

257

457

6,278

295

7

*

Backbench

Matt Brown

283

353

239

188

6,061

266

8

-3

Backbench

Alan Carpenter

290

165

182

224

4,252

215

9

3

Cabinet

Julia Gillard

218

109

170

225

3,608

180

10

4

Premier

Colin Barnett

169

176

144

217

4,020

177

11

2

WA NP Lead

Brendon Grylls

247

196

120

99

3,335

165

12

10

Shadow

Tony Abbott

174

120

190

163

3,363

162

13

-10

Backbench

Morris Iemma

251

87

15

224

2,626

144

14

53

Laughing

Reba Meagher

130

125

52

268

3,383

144

15

0

Premier

Anna Bligh

266

94

65

143

2,406

142

16

13

Shadow

Julie Bishop

158

99

64

185

2,657

127

17

3

Independent

Nick Xenophon

66

84

46

242

2,734

109

18

0

Premier

John Brumby

182

34

94

106

1,670

104

19

-10

Minor Party

Steve Fielding

90

101

31

192

2,490

103

20

3

NSW Opp Ld

Barry O’Farrell

22

115

36

212

2,741

96

Talkback all politics all the time again this week, with pensions still a hot topic along with the Liberal leadership fun and Tom Cruise of Macquarie Street.

Rank

Politician

Talkback

1

Kevin Rudd

1,371

2

Brendan Nelson

886

3

Malcolm Turnbull

746

4

Matt Brown

529

5

Peter Costello

492

Hurricane Ike dared to mess with Texas…and Texas is looking messy.

Press

Radio

TV

Internet

Total

INDEX

Hurricane Ike

286

186

697

259

7,326

357

There’s more on the Media Monitors website.

 

Peter Fray

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