Sunday, August 25, 2002

Slightly Off-Topic, I'll Admit

Your Working Boy loves to read the foreign press, both to get the stories our press ignores (which is a lot) and for the external point of view, which can be eye-opening. I especially love Austrialia's Sydney Morning Herald. It's a lot like the Tennessee papers you're used to.

Anyway, I've been following the crash and burn of the Australian Democratic Party. They're not a lot like our Democrats but their former leader, Natasha Stott Despoja (say that quickly!), has a Hillary Clinton-like gloss to her. The party has been swamped with intrigue, plotting and secret deals. It's an amazing and sad story.

Your can read a pretty good summary here. There's also links to some more background.

Until next time,
Your Working Boy

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