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CALL TO ACTION: How to stand aside when it’s time to be counted

Bert Kelly, The Australian Financial Review, November 11, 1977, p. 3.

I have never made any secret of the fact that the quality that I envy most in my political colleagues is their fast footwork.

I laboriously clamber on to high points of principle and stand there like Horatio on the bridge or the boy on the burning deck, but my colleagues, being cleverer and fleet of foot, quickly retreat to some other point of political wisdom, leaving your poor Modest Member standing alone, polishing his halo and not quite certain who persuaded him to stand for something about which he is not certain. Read the rest of this entry