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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