I note that Howard’s favourite apologist, SS-Rantenfuehrer Janet Albrechtsen, is at it again over in her Oz column this morning. She seems to think that the more the left complain about some legislation Howard wants to shove through, the more likely it is to get through. This time she’s on about the new terror laws. Albrechtsen calls this the ‘Fairfax Index’ law. Rather than explain it, read the article to find out why.
Like most laws, there is always a reciprocal law. In this case it’s the ‘Albrechtsen’s-getting-worried-so-feels-the-need-to-denegrate-someone’ law. It works every time. Howard trots out something that is criticised by both sides and the criticism starts to get traction and, when it starts looking like gaining too much traction for the right-wing’s liking, Albrechtsen re-reacts with this sort of garbage. It’s quite predictable – just go back over her archived material and see for yourself.