Politics

Nov 29, 2012

Richard Farmer’s chunky bits: Gillard needs to stop talking

Forgetting that is the mistake Julia Gillard has kept making as her opponents probe away at her dealings with an old boyfriend.

Richard Farmer

Crikey political commentator

The more you say … There can be no argument when only one side talks. Forgetting that is the mistake Julia Gillard has kept making as her opponents probe away at her dealings with an old boyfriend. The more she says, the greater the opportunities presented to keep the issue alive. For a politician silence really can sometimes be golden and this is one of those occasions.

No ifs, buts or maybes. There was no holding back on the accusations when Alan Jones interviewed the chief stirrer Michael Smith on 2GB this morning. Hatred, ridicule and contempt barely suffice to describe what listeners who believed what they were hearing would have thought about their Prime Minister. Surely it can not be long before the Australian equivalent of Private Eye’s Messrs Sue, Grabbitt & Run are brought out to intervene legally on Gillard’s behalf. If she really does have nothing to hide she could end up when she retires as a politician owning a radio station!

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