Rudd’s memory loss regarding John Faulkner

Short term memory loss is a helpful attribute for a politician.

Richard Farmer

Crikey political commentator

A little memory loss. Short term memory loss is a helpful attribute for a politician. Consider this morning’s Twitter:

All the way from the Middle East and warning Moammar Gadhafi that his days are “well and truly numbered”, Kevin Rudd found time to endorse remarks by his former ministerial colleague John Faulkner.

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2 thoughts on “Rudd’s memory loss regarding John Faulkner

  1. Grodon Broderick

    Its a pity that supporters of the alcopop tax keep thinking that the only subsititue for RTDs is to bottled spirits. It is widely acknowledged by business analysts that beer sales benefited as dark spirit RTDs (bourbon and cola, rum and cola, etc) were replaced by full strength beer. As an ex-alcohol industry person you should know that.

    If fact, the RTD tax managed to turn around a 15 year-long decline in beer consumption.

    And according to the government-funded ASSAD survey of secondary school students’ use of alcohol and drugs conducted in the second half of 2008 – so a few months after the tax came in – it did not alter the product preferences of underage drinker’s one bit.

    Stephen Riden
    DSICA

  2. Competitive Australia

    Faulkner was having a go at Rudd and he agrees?

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