The Art of the Australian Insult

The Phil Spector of political oratory
March 11, 2009, 8:36 pm
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By the 90-second mark, it’s an effort. We’re forging further and further away from the question. Ordinary landmarks disappear. The PM begins to introduce a few special effects – a column of ABS statistics, or the night thoughts of some long-dead Nobel laureate. Then he might go for a quick whip round the GDPs of some selected OECD countries.

Kevin Rudd is the Phil Spector of political oratory – his technique is “Wall of Sound”, with massive overdubbing of economic statistics.”

The inimitable Annabel Crabb on the gruelling mental challenge that is keeping awake while Kevin Rudd answers questions in Parliament.


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