Wednesday, February 14, 2007

Is It Just Me Or ...?

Isn't an odd coincidence that Howard has just reintroduced himself to the US publc a week before Dick Cheney's visit? Who is this a marketing plan for?

My guess is it\s for Cheney. When the US Vice President addresses the US-Australia alliance from our shores next week, a lot more people will be more familiar with the John Howard standing beside him. Much of the US population will be more believing that Cheney's activities have international support.

If the US people only knew just how much money Halliburton has tied up in Australia, they'd be able to see the scheming.

Televised dog-wagging may bring Dick up in the polls, but it might be the kiss of death for our PM. Not that, I reckon, Dick would give a stuff.

On the other hand, if the idea was to make Mr Howard look good, it will be an abysmal faliure. Cheney is a symbol of the war that everyone is finally starting to hate. All the visit will engender for John is more venom directed against him. And justifyably so.

Monday, February 05, 2007

The Wayward Wind

That TV Ad with the toddler driving the car has jogged a memory of pranging the family car when I was three. I'd watched Dad drive tons of times, and was completely sure that by jerking your hands back and forth on the steering wheel, the car did what it was supposed to do.

Getting into the car, slipping the auto system into neautral, and taking off the parking brake, I received a shock. My unwavering faith in the driving process was shattered by the car rolling backward down the driveway hill. I frantically twitched the wheel in disbelief as the car wobbled at a fair-to-medium pace across the street and into a tree. I don't remember performing the stunt twice, but my parents certainly do.

The people complaining about the commercial should get a life, if a kid wants to, it'll happen.

PS I don't drive any more.