Tim Blair


New Criterion



Wednesday, September 01, 2004
THE TROUBLE WITH BEING RIGHT before the event is that you can be so very wrong after the event.

Take this confident prognostication from this afternoon's Crikey email:
Still, George [Brandis] didn't really look particularly keen to be in the spotlight – despite the fact that this [Senate Scrafton] inquiry is really all about him.

In fact, Brandis was throughout the morning as quiet as a church mouse. When he did start throwing questions Scrafton's way, the public servant was able to deal with them with just that little bit of contempt.
Don't expect Crikey, or its Fairfax mates, to concede that they were wrong to back Scrafton against Howard. And don't expect any corrections.