My Latest Twitter Updates

  • Laurie Oakes says Rudd is "very likely gone… probably cactus": http://auspol.info/cwGCWU – "I think they (the voters) have switched off." #
  • Extract from "Shitstorm", new book by Lenore Taylor/David Uren on the Rudd govt and the global financial crisis: http://auspol.info/b51W47 #
  • In Hanson land, the wedge loses its edge: http://auspol.info/a2Au48 – intriguing interviews with voters in Forde & other Qld electorates. #
  • Prepare Yourselves for Speaker Boehner: http://auspol.info/bu8rWK – and Speaker Bishop here? #
  • Liberal Despair And the Cult Of The Presidency: http://auspol.info/bfojYq – political success is an ugly, grubby, stop-and-start process. #
  • Michael Tomasky's essay "Against Despair" offers a timely warning to progressives in the US – and also here: http://auspol.info/bLwQw3 #
  • What's happening? http://auspol.info/cD1Jq1 I'm authorising a firing squad execution, says Utah AG @MarkShurtleff http://auspol.info/9keYp9 #
  • Interesting once again to follow Twitter for news of #Penrith by-election. ABC radio news led with it at 8pm but no real details. #
  • So, Mr Thain is still in with a chance on postals? #penrith #
  • Do tell… RT @jillianblackall: Postals practically never favour the ALP. #
  • Stuart Ayres wins #Penrith by-election with 50.9% of primary vote (up 18.3). ALP primary 24.4 (down 24.2). 2PP Lib 65.9-34.1% – 25.2% swing #
  • RT @mattwordsworth: Stuart Ayres claiming victory. http://tweetphoto.com/27984762 #
  • The Greens really are outrageous spinners, if some of these tweets are anything to go by. Must be the exuberance of neophytes. #penrith #
  • And here come the "federal implications" brigade… oh dear, remember NSW 1988 and Victoria 1992? #Penrith #
  • RT @smurray38: 75.1% of voters enrolled for #Penrith voted today. So non/absentee vote: 24.9% – ALP total primary vote 24.4% #
  • @benhider People are not stupid – they know the difference between State and Federal. Sometimes State/Federal votes align, sometimes not. in reply to benhider #
  • And Cth 1975, Vic 1976… RT @smurray38: But you know voters can't distinguish between Fed and state issues. Remember Cth 1975 and NSW 1976? #
  • RT @JanetteHowardPM: On our way to the victory party. Is there a Wentworth Hotel in #Penrith? (via @Tzarimas) #
  • Sounds like that ruptured artery needs a truss: http://auspol.info/dsu9AJ #
  • Media release from Greens candidate Suzie Wright says "massive swing" to the Libs was "a vote against Labor rather than a vote for the Opp." #
  • Wright also says "the collapse of Labor's vote puts the govt and the opposition on notice". These people are so silly. #Penrith #
  • RT @lyndons: On holiday in US: woke up this morning to read the record-breaking NSW by-election result in #penrith – wow. 25.5% swing. #
  • .@lyndons I thought the New York Times would appreciate the significance of the #Penrith result… #
  • Alexander Downer is so delightfully snide and bitchy: http://auspol.info/bO85Id – he even gets a dig in at that nice Mr. Fraser. #
  • @BernardKeane This is it: http://twitpic.com/1y3ysf – not on the website at moment. cc@thewetmale in reply to BernardKeane #
  • @lyndons Where are you today? in reply to lyndons #
  • @rod_benson @lyndons If Keneally could "plug the damn hole" she'd be in with a chance. #
  • @Senexx More back-handed compliments than positive… in reply to Senexx #
  • Pollies all atwitter as rapid-fire ads take cheap shots: http://auspol.info/cn8ymH – Josh Gordon looks at rapid-response political ads. #
  • @smurray38 When push comes to shove, they can only make a go of it in a handful of lower house seats. Same down here. in reply to smurray38 #
  • An update on those #qanda dog stories: they've been in the halls of the US Congress for generations: http://auspol.info/djT0Vj #
  • @smurray38 What odds will you give me on dual unemployment in the Albanese residence? in reply to smurray38 #
  • 'Ninety Not Out' has been added to my collection today: http://twitpic.com/1y4gsn – move over Ulrich. #
  • Too hard to reach, too slow to fix: http://auspol.info/bhMDK1 – what would happen at the Washington Post today if a new Deep Throat called? #

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