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Negative Campaigning – “Goodbye Jerusalem: Night Thoughts of a Labor Outsider” – Bob Ellis

September 10th, 2011 · No Comments · Australian Labor Party, Campaigning, Means and Ends, Political Communication, Politics, Progressive Politics, The Kennedys

Neither (Bruce Hawker or Mark Latham) seemed interested in using the fact that (John Fahey) helped secure the acquittal of Ivan Milat for gunpoint rape outside Goulburn in 1971, thus freeing him to rape and kill some more.

Nor, when I met him outside on the street, was Michael Lee. … I suspect it’s the vulgarity of the attack that offends them, as well as the unfairness (a lawyer accepts clients, that’s his job, he tried to get them off, that’s part of his duty); it’s something Labor doesn’t do. If it was Gareth Evans who got Milat off we’d know about it now. Because the Liberals would have told us. If you do everything, Bobby Kennedy said, you will win. If you don’t you mightn’t. And you make that choice.

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