The ‘Cut & Paste’ Greg Sheridan article (Dec–Jan) was as bitchy and pointless as the section of the Australian that shares its name. So what if Sheridan is friends with Tony Abbott, and so what if he is a right-wing ideologue and has a rose-tinted view of all the Americans say and do? The sneering at Abbott et al. fails to recognise that Abbott and his party won the election, and that they won it for a reason. As an ALP member, I am as exasperated by this as anyone, but we can’t just pretend that the Left lost because the general public wasn’t smart enough to make the right choice.
New Town, TAS