The author has been described by News Ltd as an "iconoclast", "Svengali", a pollie's "economist muse", and "pungently accurate". Fairfax says he is a "Renaissance man" and "one of Australia’s most respected analysts." Stephen Koukoulas concludes that he is "85% right", and "would make a great Opposition leader." Terry McCrann claims the author thinks "‘nuance’ is a trendy village in the south of France", but can be "scintillating" when he thinks "clearly". The ACTU reckons he’s "an enigma wrapped in a Bloomberg terminal, wrapped in some apparently well-honed abs."

Monday, May 16, 2011

The hard right go to war with George Megalogenis

Classic blog exchange over at the nation's premier conservative parlour, Catallaxy Files, which is edited by Sinclair Davidson (one of the blogosphere's best). In short, Sinclair took George Megalogenis to task, and then the hard right went free-for-all. George took offence, and sought to staunch the bleeding. Bad move, Georgie. Sinclair is actually pretty good at editing the comments, as I have come in for personalised pastings every once in a while, which he has promptly removed. That's life when you engage in a battle of the minds. A few flesh wounds, here and there. I will say one thing on this subject. George has always struck me as, well, not right, centre-right, or even, say, centre, if I can use those labels. Maybe that is just my naivete. But I think he would be perhaps better placed at a Fairfax newspaper. I would not characterise his current home as an overly broad church.