It’s that time again: Christmas drinks at the Lodge for a couple of hundred of Prime Minister Julia Gillard’s nearest and dearest friends in the Australian media.
I say “at the Lodge” advisedly. When you go for drinks “at” the Lodge, you rarely go inside the quaint old joint. There’s not actually that much room inside what has become a rather dowdy old pile down at 5 Adelaide Avenue in the Canberra suburb, Deakin.
Even if there was adequate room for all the journos, would she really want us in what is also her home?
It’s worth recalling that Bob Hawke’s Christmas drinks ...