October 26th, 2007 at 09:15am
It looks like John Howard won’t be paying his electorate of Bennelong a visit after all. The staff of his electorate office have informed me that they are not expecting him to be in the electorate today.
Reading between the lines of that and the various news reports, it would appear to me that Mr. Howard is staying in Perth for the moment to offer his condolences to the family of the SAS soldier who was killed in Afghanistan yesterday.
I’ll continue to monitor media reports of Mr. Howard’s movements, and if he does return to Sydney, I may have to take an early Saturday morning outing to Kirribilli to meet (or at least greet) the PM on his morning walk.
I must say that I wasn’t impressed by the “no discussion of the PM’s movements” and “you must write a letter to meet the prime minister” responses of his Canberra office when I called them before the electorate office opened. They might be trying to avoid the PM being ambushed by The Chaser, but he is a representative of the people, and some people might like to meet their representatives on occasion. I thank the staff of his electorate office for being much more friendly.
Still on leave in Sydney