Over the past fortnight the over-paid sock puppets in the Canberra press gallery* have been working themselves into a lather about the ‘crisis” in the Rudd Labor Government.
Remember them; Fuelgate, Neilgate, Gategate** were all supposed to spell “the end of the honeymoon period for the Rudd Government” with some of the more excitable types speculating that Kruddy might be a “one-term wonder”.
And indeed, all the media noise does seem to have an effect, with the latest Newspoll showing support for the government and Kruddy himself going up.
Two-party support for Labor went up, from 57 to 59 per cent while satisfaction with the Kruddster rose from 56 to 59 per cent.
All the blather, the endless speculation, the mindless re-hashing of the same tired clichés from the gallery has had absolutely no impact. The super-minds in Canberra still seem unable to understand that the punters like Kruddy and they’re prepared to trust him.
The gallery has always been an insular, self-important lot but now they have apparently lost the plot completely.
* I have met a goodish per centage of the gallery over these many years. Many of them are cunts.
** I don’t know if you are aware of Gategate. Apparently there’s a farm gate in Gippsland that’s a bit squeaky. “Half” Nelson has been demanding the government “do something about it. WON’T SOMEBODY THINK OF THE SHEEP”.