This week the Prime Minister reached new heights in political double-speak and downright lying. He gets called on this by Peter Hartcher of The Sydney Morning Herald.
"Howard deserves some punishment. He made a promise in 2004 that he knew he could not keep; he aggravated the problem by pumping more tax cuts and spending into the economy; and he is still trying to pretend that he is a superior economic manager.
And this latest rise, two weeks from polling day, cannot be good for his election prospects.
Howard has tried to talk his way out of it. He even invented a new concept in evasiveness yesterday to add to his other creations, the "non-core" promise and the "two-night" promise. Asked if he should be accountable for his 2004 pledge to keep rates at record lows, he said voters shouldn't look at every one of his utterances but only at the "aggregate impression" of what he had said."
Full The Sydney Morning Herald article: