Bannerman is watching 7:30 Report (transcript available tomorrow). He notes with some minor excitement that Little Johnny Howler has just used the word ‘guarantee’. As in the context of the Australian electorate realising who can ‘guarantee’ continuing economic prosperity.
This is a distinct change of tack from the master politician. Never before has he uttered that word or inferred any form of iron clad confidence from his government. Now he has. Is this a slip, in the tasting of a potential electoral victory? Has the clever man slipped? Time will tell.