Friday, January 27, 2006
The Nationals are trying to concentrate on their act so they are going to have a crisis meeting. But when you hear what Barnaby Joyce had to say on Radio National's breakfast this morning, you do have to wonder. He suggested that Julian McGauran had not renewed his National Party membership last year. Simply 'mazing. Isn't the bookkeeping too good at the Paris end of Collins Street? Or are the Victorians unable to communicate with their NSW based leader? Or did Mark Vaille know all the time that McGauran was unfinancial and either failed to negotiate with McGauran or was unsuccessful in doing so - and is just covering up for his own failings as a political leader. Which brings us back full circle to the special privileges and pleading with which The Nationals indulge themselves.