Can't let go of his Precious

Even those of us who believe John Howard's stewardship of our country has diminished its character and quality admit that he is a good fighter. Yet there has been a manic element in his fighting of late - especially over those mid-September days when he so nearly lost the leadership – that's not quite the same as before. He seems urgent and so frantic. There's a new red light in his eyes. It's so - well, so Gollum-like - Vivienne Kelly