Stupidest sentence of punditry in the campaign. You propose, you decide . . .

Yes Troppodillians, a new Troppo competition – hopefully you’ll just keep coming back till 24th November when you will have weightier concerns on your mind.

Please record in comments, the stupidist bit of punditry you’ve seen in the campaign so far. I confess I’m convening this competition on the spur of the moment, and my choice was instant. There may be stupider things said. I may even have read them. And the author of this one may have said some worthwhile things – though the particular article from which this comes has been fairly comprehensively firewalled from any such risk.

And the first entry is . . . .

Below the fold.

“But can he 1 win?

Well, that depends. If the swing is on, its on, and it will be an unstoppable force.”

Well there you have it. If the swing is on, it’s on. Seems obvious once it’s pointed out.

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Australian Atheist
14 years ago

So what if the swing isn’t on? Does that means it’s not on?

Kevin Rennie
14 years ago

My favourite is from Gerard McManus, as quoted yesterday in Poll Bludger:
“this could still mean that WA, which is three hours behind the east, may determine the final outcome very late on Saturday night”. Full post at: Nial biting poll tipped
He obviously hasn’t heard that WA has daylight saving, hence a 2 hour gap. With the time correction, I’ve have suggested this possibility on occasion. See psepholgy in blog:
Labor View from Broome

Niall
14 years ago

I’d like to nominate just about anything from Caroline Overington. Do I have to choose just one entry?

timboy
14 years ago

Dennis Shanahan on the ‘narrowing’ of the polls, that to most observers have looked pretty stable for the last 9 months.

crocodile
crocodile
14 years ago

I reckon Mrs Pyne writing to the females of Sturt “Please vote for Christopher, otherwise he’ll be out of a job”.

LuckyPhil
LuckyPhil
14 years ago

Hockey: “our fear campaign is based on fact”

Kymbos
Kymbos
14 years ago

I have a hunch that Overington is being paid to make Shanahan look less bad…

saint
14 years ago

I’m with lucky Phil. The avuncular Joe.

Shaun
14 years ago

Jeez that is some potent stupidty from Overington. It was felt 3,900 miles from the epicentre.

Nabakov
Nabakov
14 years ago

It’s not over yet.

D W Griffiths
D W Griffiths
14 years ago

Before everyone piles onto Caroline Overington, it’s worth remembering that her pursuit of the AWB scandal was some of the better news journalism this country has seen in recent years. She earnt respect with that work. I make no comment on her coverage of Wentworth.

David Rubie
David Rubie
14 years ago

Tony Abbott: “Sleepwalking into a change of government”.

I think he meant to say he was sleepwalking as part of the government, given how much effort he put into the health portfolio this year :)

timboy
14 years ago

Brad Norington of the Australian just had a dig at it on Sky news, commenting on a possible change of government:

‘There is no such thing as change-less change’

Very profound.