“Opposition Leader Simon Crean has told labor MPs to show due respect to visiting US President George Bush as confidential Labor Party polling has shown overwhelming voter support for the Australian-American alliance.” (Age)
It’s be a cheap shot to say, ‘that’s unAustralian’ but I’m so tempted.
“Labor strategists are worried that the party is seen to be anti-American because it did not support the pre-emptive strike against Iraq.”
Demanding that “MPs should stand for Mr Bush when he arrives to deliver his speech and at its conclusion” regardless of their beliefs is surely just going to make things worse.