Tuesday, March 04, 2008

Mea Culpa

Can Kevin Rudd please stop apologising for everything.

It is fine to apologise for things that you are in fact responsible for, and apologising to the stolen generations was naturally the right thing to do.

But I'm sick of Kevin the moral panic panda apologising for things that are of no significance whatsoever, or aren't even his fault.

It's almost a sign of supreme hubris- I'm am in chare of everything, so if anything goes wrong at all, I will take responibility, and remedy the situation.

This is just ridiculous.

The most recent example is taking responsibility for interest rates.

I mean, years of underinvestment in skills and infrastructure at both a state and Federal level, and then all of a sudden it's Kevin's fault.

He's only been in office for 100 days!

I think part of it is due to the constant campaigning mentality he has adopted. I think he needs to chill out.

People will judge him based on the solutions he develops for problems, rather than the false responsibility he takes for them.

For many years Labor struggled under the false tag that interest rates would be lower (and by proxy, inflation would be lower) under the Coalition.

After all that has been done to rebuild Labor's economic credibility the last thing Rudd should be doing is accepting responsibility for the poor economic performance of the previous government.


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