The Tortoise and the Hare

A friend traveling back to Sydney along the Hume Highway several months ago reckons she saw Labor leader Mark Latham driving on the city's outskirts; the man appeared to be in deep thought as he passed her vehicle. He remained in the overtaking lane, declining to move into the vacant left lane, as he drove out of sight. Typical, she thought: the maverick, disregarding the rules. She wasn't 100% sure it was Latham, although it sounds plausible. But until Latham outs himself over a breach of the motorists' code, I'm inclined to think it was someone else, another urban-fringe myth. Besides,...

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