"Mr Howard, thanks for your time. I know you're busy with the election."
"Yes - so much money to give away - baby bonus, tax cuts... And so many Liberal seats to try to keep."
"But won't that be inflationary? Won't the economy suffer?"
"Inflation, schminflation - look, I won't be around next election so it won't matter .... to me at least. That'll be Peter's job, if I win"
"Yes, Mr Rudd, thanks for your time. You've also promised tax cuts."
"Yes, John, but ours aren't inflationary. See, I'm an economic conservative, unlike that economic thug, John Howard. He just throws money around willy-nilly. And it's not even his money."
"But the Reserve Bank says that inflation is likely to be higher till at least 2009, and more interest rate rises are likely. That will affect homeowners with a mortgage."
"John, Janette and I own our own home, so they won't affect us. And they won't affect the rich too much either."
"Don't either of you care?"
(Howard) "Is that a rich private entity I can give taxpayer money to?"
(Rudd) "Of course the Labor Party cares - we are the caring party."
(Howard) "Any interest rate rises are because of union thugs - it's not my fault. It's not, mum"