I keep coming across the meme, expressed as question, “Why do people hate John Howard so much?” It’s a loaded question, but one worth pondering. Indeed, one reason we voted for the Liberal party in ‘96 was that, in contrast to Paul Keating, John Howard didn’t inspire strong feelings. What could he possibly be doing to inspire such an adverse emotional reaction from so many people?
If you want to know the answer to that question I suggest that you read this letter by farmer Sue Bradford to her local MP, published by Margo Kingston. It’s much, much better reading than the ALP‘s facile 27 Lies pamphlet.
PS: Just for the record, I don’t hate John Howard, but I do think the consistent disrespect he has shown the Australian people warrants voting him out of office. It also warrants giving the Liberal party at least three years “in the political wilderness” to effect some serious internal change.