New rule is the same as the old rule

In politics most politicians operate purely out of self interest. It is a hard and fast rule.

In Australia is is highly unlikely that Rudd will win through but you never know when politicians start thinking about themselves:

Rudd’s only, very slim, hope is to stay schtum and see. If he can continue to be accused of undermining the government after losing decisively in today’s ballot, his remaining support is likely to slip away. (Many senior Labor figures believe he has been so publicly discredited, and the antipathy towards him is so intense, a desperate caucus facing defeat would still not turn to him, but instead look to an as yet unidentified third person).

In any event, both collectively and for each camp, self-interest now dictates a deep breath, a truce and a period of stabilisation, at least for a while.

And as the former NSW premier Jack Lang advised a youthful Paul Keating, in politics you should always back the horse named self-interest.

You never can tell with that horse…self interest wins an awful lot.


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As much at home writing editorials as being the subject of them, Cam has won awards, including the Canon Media Award for his work on the Len Brown/Bevan Chuang story. When he’s not creating the news, he tends to be in it, with protagonists using the courts, media and social media to deliver financial as well as death threats.

They say that news is something that someone, somewhere, wants kept quiet. Cam Slater doesn’t do quiet and, as a result, he is a polarising, controversial but highly effective journalist who takes no prisoners.

He is fearless in his pursuit of a story.

Love him or loathe him, you can’t ignore him.

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