"I'm a hater. Part of the tribalness of politics is to really dislike the
other side with intensity. And the more I see of them the more I hate them. I
hate their negativity. I hate their narrowness. I hate the way, for instance,
John Howard tries to appeal to suburban values when I know that he hasn't got
any real answers to the problems and challenges we face. I hate the phoniness of
(from new book)
Wishes 750 times Tasmania had never been discovered
calls Beazley a ‘fat, stand-for-noting bastard’
tells himself to 'blame staff and shadow cabinet for election loss'
after shaking Howard's hand says 'minutes spent wishing hadn’t shaken
Howard’s hand like mad bastard'
On John Howard and relations with America
"[the visit to Washington was a] conga line of suck-holes."