If anyone is wondering - no, I for one am not getting excited about the latest opinion polls and their predictions for a Government loss at da next election. Been burnt before, etc etc.
But, has anyone else noticed a theme emerging from government MPs when answering media questions on this issue? The current government is pretty good at staying 'on message', so you don't have to watch too many doorstop interviews or read too many guest 'op-ed' pieces from MPs to work out what the message du jour is.
The theme I've noticed is that Government MPs have been quick to point out to the Australian public that if they vote in accordance with their current intentions (as reflected in polling) there will be a change in Government.
What!? No! That' can't be right? Voting for a change in government will result in a change in government? Gee, we voters sure are dumb.
Tony Abbott (just a warning, say that name 3 times in front of the mirror and the feral b*stard jumps up behind you and hacks you to pieces with a big rusty cleaver) has been particularly strong on this one:
"Just imagine replacing Howard, Costello and Downer with Rudd, Swan and McClelland. That's the fate in store for Australia if polls don't change."
Australia's Tony Abbott gets fitted with a special device which will simulate a heartbeat
Gee, thanks Uncy Tony! I would never have worked that one out for myself. You know, maybe you are right about me not being able to make decisions about my own body and reproductive health too!