Feather duster ambush

Of course, the Labor par­ty would not have need­ed to “back down” if it had­n’t inflat­ed the issue with worse-than-WMD hys­te­ria, reli­gious zeal (cf. Ross Gar­naut’s invo­ca­tion of Pas­cal’s wager) and con­tempt for con­trary evidence.

Julia Gillard has put the pret­ty wrap­ping paper of con­vic­tion and con­sen­sus around Kevin Rud­d’s emis­sions trad­ing back­down. But inside it’s the same poll-dri­ven back­down.” Extract from Lenore Tay­lor | SMH —new pol­i­cy same old delay on car­bon price

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