Fighting Talk - Weekly Digest
Michael Appleton - in transit, Auckland/Papeete/Los Angeles/London
Tuesday, October 05, 2004
Even if I think the result of an election isn't all that important, because the differences between the two (or more)
candidates are largely superficial, I still follow it with relish. Why? Because election campaigns at their best can be
very much like test cricket at its best: enthralling, the fortunes of the two sides waxing and waning, commentators
providing amusing and faux-intellectual analysis, etc. Politics can be fun to follow in the way sport is.
Matt Nippert - air guitar denier, Auckland
Sunday, October 03, 2004
WANTED: Journalistic protégé to acerbic and elegant New Conservatives spokesman. Must enjoy rambling romps along
headlined beaches, support the state of Israel and prefer Soft News. Knowledge of html and blogging admired (and deeply
needed). NSOH. Contact "David" c/o National Business Review.