The treasurer Wayne Swan recently defended Cate Blanchett’s appearance in that dreadful “just say yes” ad. He said that “I admire anyone who stands up for their views”. And yet he and others in the government deride skeptics who stand up for their views. They are “deniers” because their views do not align with Swan’s. Does Swan only admire those who stand up for views which they endorse? Why is it okay for someone to support the economically suicidal carbon tax, but not to oppose it? Why is our deputy prime minister displaying such intolerance for the other side that simply doesn’t belong in a democratic society? What a massive hypocrite!