John Howard and Family Values is a probing article to be found over at Ærchies Archive. I’m sure Ærchie won’t mind if I quote some of his fine work:
Much has been made of the fact that our current Leader of the Opposition has John Winston Howard, lately Prime Minister of this Parish, as his hero, mentor and inspiration.
We all know John Howard. Little bloke with glasses who wore a daggy track suit at every opportunity. Spoke a lot about family values and yet seemed unaware that the policies his Government implemented forced fathers to spend more time at work and less time with their families. Appeared to want a return to the White Australia Policy with his extreme actions against “Boat People”. Demanded but failed to get adherence to a Ministerial Code of Conduct so he had to drop some 7 ministers from his Front Bench. Before the end of his second term as PM! The attrition rate was so high he had to drop the Code of Conduct! Supported Patrick’s on the waterfront to destroy the Unions. Appointed a founder of the HR Nicholl’s Society to be Treasurer of Australia. Took Australia into an illegal war.
Yeah. That guy.
To read the rest of the article click on the link above. It’s recommended reading and I’d implore you all to visit the site. Well done, Ærchie.
In the meantime, why not make this an open thread on John Howard? Let’s face it, we just love to talk about the guy.
For all you fans out there here’s a photo of Howard demonstrating to Putin how cricket umpires signal 4 runs.