Slash and Burn isn’t terminal

Politicians in the main are squeamish at the best of times. The longer they sit inside the beltway the more squeamish they become as they hide behind their army of advisors and otherwise soft functionaries.

Every once in a while a politician comes along and goes with his gut instinct and says damn the pollsters and tells their more squeamish advisors to stick their focus groups up their collective arses because doing what is right for the voters is more important than doing what is right for the party.

Look no further than Campbell Newman’s government in Queensland. Julia Gillard has been predicting that his slash and burn policies to reign in an out of control state sector would cost him in the polls. Think again

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