Darth Cheney goes Down Under:
Mr Cheney arrives in Sydney on Thursday after a two-day visit to Japan.This is going to be another interesting week in Australian politics. What's the Big Dick's agenda?
He will have breakfast on Friday with members of the Australian-American Leadership Dialogue and then give a speech to about 300 guests on the US-Australia Alliance. Later that afternoon, he will meet Mr Rudd. Most of Saturday will be spent with Mr Howard and some of his senior ministers.
I would be more concerned about what sort of deals Darth Cheney is offering Rudd. Put on your tin foil hats, folks.
UPDATE: The Stop The War coalition are planning some "Chain Up Cheney" protests on Thursday night and Friday morning. Why not get out there and support them?
RALLY: 5.30PM THURSDAY FEBRUARY 22, SYDNEY TOWN HALLThe STW website includes some interesting reading. This article by Mike Carlton last Saturday was a good read.
PROTEST: 8AM FRIDAY FEBRUARY 23 @ SHANGRI-LA HOTEL, CNR ESSEX ST & GEORGE ST THE ROCKS
(Cheney will be giving a speech inside the hotel at approx 9.30am)
INFO: Simon 0438 297 552 / Paddy 0415 800 586