Wednesday 10 January 2018
I must confess to a degree of plagiarism in writing this post. Jack the Insider – writing for the Liberal Party Newsletter (The Australian) – last weekend listed his nominations for worst politician of 2017.
Jack included some state politicians and I guess coming from NSW his bias had to show. Our award, however, is only open to federal Senators and House of Representatives politicians. As the title suggests, its an award for the most stupid.
Even though biased views are not allowed, I could only fit one pollie from the left into my list. Having said that, my list is not final and you the reader can participate. If you think I have missed someone and you think you have a valid reason for their nomination then type it into the comments box. The top ten will be chosen by a committee of one (me), unless the editor overrules me, and will be posted in the form of a poll on The AIMN where anyone can vote.
So here they are in no particular order:
1 George Christensen for being himself. Not many pollies can achieve that.
2 Sam Dastyari for being too impatient.
3 Tony Abbott for confirming that he was the worst PM the country has ever had.
4 Eric Abetz for being one of 11 Senators from Tasmania with nothing to do but be righteous in his own image.
5 Malcolm Turnbull for being the biggest donor to his own success, if nothing else. And for taking hypocrisy to another level.
6 Chrissy Pyne for his obnoxious behaviour and feeling good about being so.
7 Peter Dutton for jailing innocent people and feeling pleased with himself.
8 Greg Hunt for being complicit in destroying the environment.
9 Pauline Hanson. Well, you know.
10 Mitch Fifield. Couldn’t explain giving 30 million dollars of taxpayers money to Rupert.
11 Michaelia Cash for destroying the English language as we know it.
12 Barnaby Joyce for proving that you don’t need intelligence to be deputy PM but being a moron is sufficient.
13 Julie Bishop for trying to destroy the relationship between us and our closest neighbour.
As I said, I may have left out others who are well worthy of a nomination. Use the comments to name them together with a short citation.
My thought for the day.
“There are times in our lives when we need a friend good enough to save us from ourselves.”
PS: OMG I left out that mad science fellow, now whats his name. And Bernardi, and that fellow Nick somebody. I will have to give it more thought.