Christmas is pounding upon our doors once more and this year it heralds a year end to the grubbiest politics in Australia's political history. Unfortunately, the coming year may eclipse the 2012 degeneration of political ethics as the obligatory federal election draws near.
It seems like yesterday that I took on the editorship of Menzies House. While my newspaper experience spans some 30 years my understanding of web publishing was lacking. Tim Andrews, the busy man that he is, threw me into the deep end assuming that I knew all about Typepad and its fickle idiosyncrasies that leads one to cringe on the floor in fetal position.
Nevertheless, Tim gave me carte blanche to rebuild a valuable web site so essential in a media world dominant of left wing bias. Whether I have achieved anything in my short tenure of about four months, stats do indicate considerable increase in page loads. I learned long ago that a writer or an editor can't be all things to all people. But, if you garner 50% plus one, it's a win. Ask Julia!
To my boss Tim, to MH contributors and all its readers, to my supporters with their kind encouragement, and especially to my detractors and antagonists, I sincerely wish you health, happiness and prosperity. Until next year, keep your powder dry because you're going to need it.