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Thursday, April 08, 2004
 
UNCLE HAS NEGLECTED ANDREW DENTON as he has neglected me.

I think he gives more than enough rope to the minor celebs, convicted crooks and about-to-be convicted crooks who come to him for a reputation refresh or make-over. Just take it as read.

Reader Tony is more diligent, and brings us this observation:

I was transfixed by Peter Foster. It wasn't the somewhat scandalous and high profile nature of the mud being slung, it was his startling resemblance to another often-interviewed Australian public figure that had me stunned. The tone of voice, the vocal mannerisms, even the slightly haughty _expression and gestures - the only thing missings was the constant use of "...and, frankly,...". He could be Kevin Rudd.

Don't tell me you would have bought a policy from Rudd before you saw his twin on Denton?

Compared with the newly-Lathamised Rudd, Peter Foster is a straight-out sort of guy. You pay the stated price and you don't get the goods.

His transaction with Auntie was even more clear-cut. He got the free platform and Auntie got an anti-Blair rumour to peddle.

With Latham's Labor you get the policies up front, then you don't get the goods, and then they decide how much it's going to cost you