Tuesday, 21 October 2008


My published contribution to the Sydney Morning Herald letters page of October 17, 2008 …

“Not only did Malcolm Turnbull think up
"all the good ideas" (October 16) that Kevin Rudd has being putting into action lately, he also invented the internet, Microsoft and Google, put unmanned spacecraft on Mars, walked on the moon, cured cervical cancer and won World War II singlehandedly. Not bad for a bloke who started out in life as the son of poor black sharecroppers born in a cardboard box on the lip of an active volcano outside downtown Vaucluse.”

On reflection, I think “born in a cardboard box in a Vaucluse tarpit” may have been a better choice to make at the time, but nobody’s perfect.

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