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.

TW Move Position Politician Press Index Radio Index TV Index Internet Index Raw total INDEX

1

0 PM Kevin Rudd 1,000 8,273 7,145 9,296 25,537 1,000

2

3 Cabinet Wayne Swan 313 2,299 1,093 3,208 6,858 274

3

3 Premier Nathan Rees 220 1,967 1,024 2,720 5,892 225

4

-1 Opp Leader Malcolm Turnbull 156 2,213 913 3,082 6,336 222

5

-1 Premier Anna Bligh 250 608 944 3,126 4,884 199

6

5 Cabinet Julia Gillard 200 1,300 313 1,897 3,675 152

7

-5 Cabinet Joel Fitzgibbon 139 716 111 2,347 3,288 124

8

10 Cabinet Lindsay Tanner 94 1,163 648 520 2,408 95

9

0 Shadow Joe Hockey 101 667 978 473 2,201 93

10

-2 Premier John Brumby 100 854 347 722 2,005 83

11

12 State Shadow Lawrence Springborg 123 594 44 681 1,420 69

12

2 Cabinet Peter Garrett 92 384 453 616 1,529 67

13

25 Cabinet Stephen Conroy 75 366 163 1,109 1,700 66

14

5 Qld Opp Ld John-Paul Langbroek 107 835 55 433 1,411 66

15

-3 NSW Opp Ld Barry O’Farrell 41 633 171 760 1,598 56

16

9 Minor Party Steve Fielding 63 525 68 780 1,425 55

17

-10 Independent Nick Xenophon 51 305 1 894 1,242 46

18

6 Cabinet Nicola Roxon 64 243 29 668 993 43

19

-4 Cabinet Penny Wong 47 167 18 727 951 37

20

-4 Shadow Tony Abbott 43 446 54 377 912 36

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.

Rank Politician Talkback
1 Kevin Rudd 621
2 Lindsay Tanner 71
3 Julia Gillard 36
4 Wayne Swan 31
5 John Brumby 26

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?

Press Radio TV Internet Total INDEX
Nick D’Arcy 192 143 168 133 4,452 159

There’s more on the Media Monitors website.

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