ETS legislation and WorkChoices changes finally before parliament, World Bank tells the globe it’s economy is stuffed, Barack Obama says we’re losing in Afghanistan and of course the big political issue of the week is … whether Kevin Rudd said sh-t on telly, and whether he planned it.

While semiologists rush to put out theses on whether sh-t can still be classified as a swear word or has reached the same place as merde, the draft Peter Costello campaign fires up to new levels in certain sections of the media after a terrible poll shows the coalition’s vote rise 2 per cent after many had predicted a big drop following the opposition to the spending package … wait a minute…

The race looks to be tightening in Queensland with the leaders trading spending promises and claims of irresponsibility in the finest State traditions.

And yet again the focus swings to Nick Xenophon and Steve Fielding as the real politics begins in what will be a big test of negotiating ability for Julia Gillard and Penny Wong.

TW

Move

Position

Politician

Press Index

Radio Index

TV Index

Internet Index

Raw total

INDEX

1

0

PM

Kevin Rudd

1,000

1,000

1,000

1,000

18,808

1,000

2

0

Opp Leader

Malcolm Turnbull

457

565

661

502

10,468

546

3

0

Premier

Anna Bligh

423

377

472

329

7,132

400

4

20

Backbench

Peter Costello

259

473

566

220

7,187

380

5

0

Cabinet

Wayne Swan

273

235

335

439

6,440

320

6

0

Cabinet

Julia Gillard

313

368

195

286

5,540

291

7

0

Opp Leader

Lawrence Springborg

351

271

185

247

4,600

263

8

3

Premier

Nathan Rees

218

263

51

347

4,706

220

9

14

Independent

Nick Xenophon

108

264

234

177

4,078

196

10

-2

Premier

John Brumby

155

189

115

267

3,837

181

11

-1

Shadow

Joe Hockey

70

76

154

203

2,734

126

12

17

Party leader

Bob Brown

72

102

125

110

2,055

102

13

3

Cabinet

Penny Wong

94

110

28

168

2,176

100

14

20

Cabinet

Lindsay Tanner

61

159

73

82

1,982

94

15

*

Candidate

Pauline Hanson

50

29

168

82

1,543

82

16

-2

Minor Party

Steve Fielding

81

104

37

81

1,487

76

17

1

Shadow

Julie Bishop

54

21

15

209

1,854

75

18

-9

Cabinet

Joel Fitzgibbon

40

41

20

150

1,532

63

19

-6

Cabinet

Peter Garrett

32

32

39

127

1,373

58

20

19

Shadow

Andrew Robb

49

40

34

90

1,123

53

Malcolm third best in this poll too … ahh to be Opposition Leader, what salad days.

Rank

Politician

Talkback

1

Kevin Rudd

616

2

Peter Costello

266

3

Malcolm Turnbull

192

4

Lawrence Springborg

96

5

Anna Bligh

79

Nothing useful left to be said here.

Press

Radio

TV

Internet

Total

INDEX

Brett Stewart

307

585

789

190

8,661

468

There’s more on the Media Monitors website.

 

Peter Fray

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