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Sunday, 23 November 2008
Sunday political talkies: Rudd's 1st year still running as fast as he can
Mood:  chatty
Topic: aust govt


 Picture: Rudd doing his 'Holy Billy' pose in yesterday's Sydney Daily Telegraph  in the Laurie Oakes feature. This was a tag that wild redneck Wilson Tuckey MP used to apply to then Governor General William Deane for his 'transcendant ways'. A characteristic that infuriated at risk Tuckey.


Author’s general introductory note


This is not a well packaged story. It’s a contemporaneous traverse of the Sunday television free to air political talkies indicating the agenda of Establishment interests: Better to know ones rivals and allies  in Big Politics and Big Media. 


For actual transcripts and/or video feeds go to the programme web sites quoted including Riley Diary on 7. And note transcripts don’t really give you the image content value.



Media backgrounders


Refer penultimate post Big Media short takes.


10 Meet the Press:  8- 8-30 am


No show for Rugby World Cup.


Meet The Press - Watch Political Video Online - Channel TEN.



Riley Diary 7, from 8.30am

Amusing as ever, Rudd waxing lyrical about Kokoda with 7 proprietary footage. Recognised the creek crossing with log, we took in flood, pack unbuckled for drowning risk.

Also at APEC in Peru with Rudd attending but solutions ‘as rare as a 5 legged llama’. [Sounds like a Tintin story.] Caricature of 500 year old South American culture of pageantry. Careful there Riles, they’ve been around a lot longer than the young country of Australia.


 No cross for Q&A.





9 Sunday newshour Laurie Oakes interview 8.40 am


LO has Nicola Roxon as Health Minister [recently scored at 7 or 8 out of 10 in The Australian scorecard of ministers after first year].

Nice image of her watching Barak Obama’s interview from CBS Sixty Minutes in previous take. Michael Usher also looking inspired. No doubt it’s inspirational talent as per SAM link to YouTube also.

Missed the start, questioned on sexism in federal politics but plays a dead bat on the issue that she takes it in her stride. No victimhood for sisterhood for Ms Roxon.



Insiders 2: 9- 10am

Big red is the talent, deputy PM Gillard. Bolt predicts Rudd will sashay off as UN General Assembly with JG as PM and Tanner as Treasurer Ahem. Most interesting aspect of the whole show, except perhaps Mike Bowers in the Rudd old street of childhood in Nambour. Revealed as a history swot a bit like Howard was in the making of the man. Also that as a small child say 2 years he spent 12 months in calipers.

A bit like Kerry Packer with his recovery from polio. Only Rudd was too young to remember perhaps.

Home page is http://www.abc.net.au/insiders/


Inside Business – 2 at 10am 

Refer http://www.abc.net.au/insidebusiness/

Posted by editor at 1:50 PM EADT
Updated: Monday, 24 November 2008 8:39 AM EADT

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