If you live by the sword…
Hypocrisy seems to be the modus operandi of the Howard government.
The Federal Government's attack on Kevin Rudd over the WA corruption scandal backfired yesterday when John Howard promoted to the frontbench a senator with shares in companies linked to disgraced lobbyist Brian Burke.From The Age's Michelle Grattan. Ooh, I can't help post these bits too:
Within hours of the appointment of WA Senator David Johnston as Justice Minister, it emerged that he had shares in two mining companies — Murchison Metals and Croesus Mining — which have employed Mr Burke as a lobbyist.Hmm. Justice Minister. The rest of her report has one revelation after another. I wonder if Howard's regretting going after Rudd over the WA-Burke connection.
…Senator Johnston has had other links with people named in the WA corruption hearings.