Why Beattie stood down

For entries on the front page of the site

Moderator: Gamma

Post Reply
Site Admin
Posts: 22370
Joined: September 15th, 2002, 4:01 pm
Location: Melbourne, Australia

Why Beattie stood down

Post by Adam » September 10th, 2007, 9:55 pm

It's all orchestrated by the federal ALP.

  • He chose to stand down straight after APEC but just before Howard had a chance to call an election.
  • He chose to stand down just as Howard is being criticised for being there too long, so the ALP can use renewal against Howard.
  • He's being replaced by a female premier, in the state regarded as most crucial to win the federal election.
  • It's all happening too late for the incumbent premier to do anything wrong and therefore to look bad.

Post Reply