My Latest Twitter Updates

  • The Republican candidates' debate is streaming live here: http://t.co/Sw9TBwxT #
  • Bachmann: We have one chance to get rid of Obamacare… #
  • @cjjosh Broadly defined… #
  • And after the break… immigration, faith and family values… #
  • @rharris334 ABC news website: http://t.co/Sw9TBwxT #
  • Rick Perry: I didn't just make a vow to my wife, I made a vow to God – that's pretty heavy lifting – it's stronger than a handshake in Texas #
  • Rick Santorum: I've been married 21 years and have 7 children… it's all about trust… #
  • Ron Paul: I've been married 51 years, but I don't think we need to talk about it… #
  • Mitt Romney has 16 grandkids… #
  • Bachmann: The founding fathers only looked at one measure… will they keep their word, who are you really, what's your faith… #
  • Newt Gingrich: It's a real issue… people have to look at who they're going to lend the presidency to… #
  • @sspencer_63 Kershaw's 'The End' is excellent #
  • Gingrich on immigration: We should make deportation dramatically easier, just as we should make English the language of government. #
  • Romney wants to send 11 million people back so they can get in the queue… #
  • @_Laverne http://t.co/Sw9TBwxT #
  • @wadekingsley I think they might manage that without him! #
  • @wadekingsley That made no sense, I misread your tweet… still, I think you know what I mean… #
  • No historians for president… #
  • Gingrich: I'm a Reaganite… I will tell the truth at all times, even if it upsets the timid… #
  • Bachmann: I worked on a kibbutz… #
  • Commentator on US ABC says Gingrich came across as honest…"he clearly practised it but it didn't seem practised" … #
  • Now I'm getting my English/US practice/practise mixed up… #
  • "When did you last have a personal financial strain?" Rick Perry says they didn't have water and his mother sewed his clothes… #
  • Romney: I didn't grow up poor… but I grew up with a dad who had been poor… my parents made sure we understood… I worked as a pastor… #
  • Ron Paul said he got his wife to work when he was making his way through medical school… #
  • Rick Santorum says all his basic needs were met, especially having two parents who gave him a sense of security. We must promote the family. #
  • Bachmann: I was born to middle class parents but my family went through a tragedy… when I was 13 I had to get a job to help out the family #
  • Bachmann: We're still coupon clippers in my family… #
  • Gingrich: We lived above a gas station… I have relatives who've been out of work… my wife runs the company and has to meet a payroll.. #
  • @boeufblogginon Well I never…! #
  • @profsarahj There are no words… #
  • @profsarahj Roads? They didn't have the luxury of roads… #
  • Rick Perry wants a part-time Congress, cut their pay and make them go home for half the year… #
  • @w_m_lewis It's possible I may not be taking it as seriously as it warrants… #
  • Mitt Romney's $10,000 Bet Blows Up Twitter: http://t.co/k7NXnbH6 #
  • Romney and Ginrich spar early at GOP debate: http://t.co/9jGoiU60 #
  • Video of Mitt Romney offering Rick Perry a $10,000 bet: http://t.co/rgbWDMYK #
  • @Senexx It was about individual health mandates. #
  • Gingrich, the GOP's death wish: the man who cannot marshal the loyalty of those he has attempted to lead before. http://t.co/SqxnaFV6 #
  • RT @michellegrattan: Julia Gillard seems to be spilling a bit of blood #
  • RT @GhostWhoVotes: #Nielsen Poll 2 Party Preferred: ALP 43 (-2) L/NP 57 (+2) #auspol #
  • RT @GhostWhoVotes: #Nielsen Poll Preferred PM: Gillard 42 (-3) Abbott 46 (+1) #auspol #
  • Tongue lashings: http://t.co/MiE87gJX – a collection of famous and not-so-famous comebacks. #
  • Two Mitt Romneys: Wealthy Man, Thrifty Habits http://t.co/FSGXx5Lr – but with a weakness for real estate #
  • Move hands one key to the left… #
  • I've never heard of Oscar Griffin before but what a story this is: http://t.co/hrl8RASW #
  • "If My Dad Could Tweet" – http://t.co/7SdrQIRx #
  • Henning Mankell: From Mozambique, lessons in the art of listening. http://t.co/eEMUal5J #
  • (1/2) Two friends spent 5 hours this afternoon with Wagner. Upon release, I told them with a straight face that Gillard had sacked Rudd… #
  • (2/2) … made Swan Foreign Minister, and promoted Shorten to Treasurer. They thought it sounded very plausible… #
  • @prestontowers It was Siegfried by the Metropolitan Opera – they thought it was very good, all 5 hours 56 minutes of it! #
  • Simon Benson in The Daily Telegraph: "Julia Gillard's revenge in cabinet reshuffle" http://t.co/Pdpg4hHh #
  • Is this a short-con or a long con? #Hustle #Reshuffle #
  • @Leroy_Lynch Shorten-Conroy alliance known as ShortCons. Long con/short con terms used by confidence tricksters – long cons more complex. #
  • @Leroy_Lynch I learnt it all from the documentary series Hustle… #
  • @kcarruthers @Drag0nista Lucky innovation. #YesMinisterQuotes #
  • RT @GhostWhoVotes: #Nielsen Poll Primary Votes: ALP 29 (-1) L/NP 49 (+4) GRN 11 (-3) #auspol #
  • RT @GhostWhoVotes: #Nielsen Poll Abbott: Approve 41 (0) Disapprove 53 (-1) #auspol #
  • The Herald Sun's reshuffle story goes all home town parochial with a piece on Nicola Roxon as Attorney General: http://t.co/NrprVqq1 #
  • @Leroy_Lynch Who knows? What's not there is just as intriguing. #
  • Dennis Shanahan: Reshuffle shows us Julia Gillard's the boss. http://t.co/pruSdH2J #
  • Poll blow as Gillard reshuffles: http://t.co/lzOLD773 – Michelle Grattan concurs with the Daily Telegraph reshuffle story. #
  • Michael Gordon: Numbers again crunch Gillard. http://t.co/HS2F0Ovn – Nielsen poll "suggests the task may be beyond her". #
  • Katharine Murphy: The question for 2012 – can Abbott go positive? http://t.co/JwMNKAHk – "only one hurdle for Abbott remains" #
  • Malcolm Fraser: "On selling uranium to India, Gillard is wrong, dead wrong." http://t.co/6KSwCo46 – capitulation to US a "disgrace". #
  • Phillip Coorey: "Gillard lives on the edge as Rudd prepares to push" http://t.co/xwNd8QYG – "a strange vibe pervading Labor" #
  • @richardtuffin That's exactly what it is. The drawbridge is up, the turrets are manned. Some worthwhile moves but so much blood to do it. #
  • @richardtuffin Yet all we read is that Abbott must go "positive", whatever that is supposed to mean. Why would he even bother? #
  • RT @jesswrightstuff: Nick Sherry to make announcement on 'ministerial future' in the blue room at 9am #auspol #reshuffle #
  • @Captainsuburbia Where? What? Tell me it's Patrick Troughton episodes… #
  • "If you look around and Newt Gingrich is the smartest man in the room, get out of the room." #AM #
  • @markatextor No, but you'd have to say he's been a political fool on too many occasions? #
  • Abbott: "A do-nothing decade on climate change… the carbon tax is an international orphan" #
  • Q: Are you encouraging anyone to retire? Abbott: I *was* encouraging Peter Slipper but he's got a new job courtesty of the Prime Minister. #
  • courtesy even… #
  • Senator Nick Sherry press conference in Canberra… #reshuffle #
  • Sherry says he is retiring from the ministry, staying the Senate but not recontesting next time. #reshuffle #
  • Sherry: At 56, you think about these things a bit more… plus I've got three young children… time to step down… #reshuffle #
  • Sherry: I stress this was my decision… I did not consult with anyone inside the ALP… did talk to a few friends and ex-MPs… #reshuffle #
  • Sherry: I'm fit and energetic and enjoy being in the Parliament… but the inter-related factors meant it was time… #reshuffle #
  • A warm and engaging conversation… #
  • Today is the anniversary of Australia's 3rd federal election – Dec 12, 1906. Alfred Deakin's Protectionist govt returned with ALP support. #
  • In the Dec 12, 1906 election, the ALP got a 5.69% swing to poll 36.64% of the vote and won 26 seats. #InsertJokeHere #

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