St Kevin of the Perfectly Justifiable Occasional Bit of Temper Given What an Important Man he is and What a Wonderful Job he’s Doing and why Doesn’t that Girl Just Toughen up a Bit got slightly lower volume this week, but in popularity numbers has now joined the silver bodgie and looks like he’s on his way to Lee Kuan Yew levels.

Stephen Conroy obviously the big mover, but still not all that high on the list from his usual subterranean profile, next week may be a different story — and Lindsay Tanner ramps up the “tough budget” rhetoric as the Government’s appointed Dr Sensible.

Steve Fielding pips Nick Xenophon in their weekly “look at moi Kimmy” battle thanks to the Family First Senator saving the world from alcohol.

TWMovePositionPoliticianPress IndexRadio IndexTV IndexInternet IndexRaw totalINDEX

1

0PMKevin Rudd1,0008,2737,1459,29625,5371,000

2

3CabinetWayne Swan3132,2991,0933,2086,858274

3

3PremierNathan Rees2201,9671,0242,7205,892225

4

-1Opp LeaderMalcolm Turnbull1562,2139133,0826,336222

5

-1PremierAnna Bligh2506089443,1264,884199

6

5CabinetJulia Gillard2001,3003131,8973,675152

7

-5CabinetJoel Fitzgibbon1397161112,3473,288124

8

10CabinetLindsay Tanner941,1636485202,40895

9

0ShadowJoe Hockey1016679784732,20193

10

-2PremierJohn Brumby1008543477222,00583

11

12State ShadowLawrence Springborg123594446811,42069

12

2CabinetPeter Garrett923844536161,52967

13

25CabinetStephen Conroy753661631,1091,70066

14

5Qld Opp LdJohn-Paul Langbroek107835554331,41166

15

-3NSW Opp LdBarry O’Farrell416331717601,59856

16

9Minor PartySteve Fielding63525687801,42555

17

-10IndependentNick Xenophon5130518941,24246

18

6CabinetNicola Roxon642432966899343

19

-4CabinetPenny Wong471671872795137

20

-4ShadowTony Abbott434465437791236

This list just says it all. Malcolm Turnbull got 17 in case you were wondering and the polls seem to show that for an Opposition Leader not being talked about is indeed the worst publicity of all.

RankPoliticianTalkback
1Kevin Rudd621
2Lindsay Tanner71
3Julia Gillard36
4Wayne Swan31
5John Brumby26

Young D’Arcy may be feeling like he’s been double punished, perhaps a good time to remember that it’s better than being in gaol for say … two years, for say … a speeding ticket. But that couldn’t happen, could it?

PressRadioTVInternetTotalINDEX
Nick D’Arcy1921431681334,452159

There’s more on the Media Monitors website.

Peter Fray

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