Chateau VVB's theory on the Heffernan/Gillard affair is simple. Howard put Heffernan up to it. The Libs had thrown everything including the kitchen sink at Rudd but the polling still showed lots of support. So, let's turn to the next target. Conveniently, Heffernan had expressed his views about childless potential deputy PMs a year ago, so it wouldn't raise any suspicions if he simply reiterated them for the Bulletin interview.
Howard's and Heffernan's follow-up comments, the so-called apology' along with the confected outrage from other senior Libs all set the scene. But there's plenty of punters out there with views similar to 'Senator' Heffernan. " So, let's get a handle on what proportion of the populace, shall we, and where they live." "What a spiffing good idea. Hello, get me Mark Textor."
Conspiracy theories are so much more fun than real life, n'est pas? The thing is...we all know there's no depth to which Howard wouldn't stoop, so.......you know it makes sense.