Sunday, October 7, 2007

Rudd’s anti-politics national tour

Anyone thinking the government will be able to make up ground during the campaign will not be encouraged by how it is handling the hospital issue. It shows everything that is wrong with its political tactics and there is no reason why that will change once the campaign starts. It started badly with its move to stop the closure of the Mersey Hospital's intensive care unit in August. For a government struggling to have a credible national agenda, stepping off the national stage to fight with the states over a local hospital funding issue was a disastrous move.

Full post at The Piping Shrike