:: Saturday, 19 February 2005 ::
Are any of youse watching 'Insiders'?
Habib's solicitor, Hopper, is getting a bit grilled and he is performing poorly in my view. He is a dull speaker and surly with it. Uncomfortable teevee. Andrew Bolt was bemused at Hopper's assertions about Habib travelling overseas on a business deal to do with cleaning, at a time when he was ona disability pension for depression, having got the fare from either the sale of the family home or the sale of the Lakemba coffee shop business.
How can Habib's lawyer not be clear about facts like that?
Anyhoo, Habib only wants to talk when he can be sure it will clear him. He has been invited to talk to or make written submissions to the Senate Committee but is not certain to do so.
Hopper also said the 60 Minutes show, on which habib refused to answer what he was up to in Afghanistan, was edited a lot and left out lots of answers to questions about where Habib was and when. Or something like that. He made the argument that media in Oz is shite - got no argument with ya there for the most part, buddy. The journos, Trioli, Marr and Bolt and the presenter Cassidy all seemed a bit taken aback by Hopper's oddness.
:: WB 2:34 pm [link+] ::