Perhaps the most absurd thing I heard was the Liberal who spoke to the press to inform us that the Government shouldn’t be talking about itself, that people we’re interested. Sort of ranks up there with the wonderfully oxymoronic: “I’m not talking to you”. Which clearly, as it’s ‘you’ who’s being addressed, the other person is.
I’m wondering how many other Liberals will come out to tell us that we’re really not interested in who leads the country, they’re all united and we’d really rather that they weren’t talking about themselves.
Of course, Josh Frydenberg was suggesting that the spill wouldn’t get up, demonstrating how united the Liberals were and that it was just a small minority who were agitating for change. And the Liberals have always been good at ignoring small minorities when it suits them.
Unless the small minority happens to one of their anonymous contributors.
Still, young Josh repeated the mantra of the PM, that this needs to be put behind us, so the government can get on with the job of running the country. Mm, I wonder if he meant, into the ground. Like Abbott he assured us that the Liberals had a plan.
While I’m tempted to say, “Just one?”, I’m far more concerned with the fact that every time they say that, they make me shudder. Either they’re keeping the plan a big secret, or else their confusing the difference between a ‘plan’ and an ‘aspiration’.
As someone who’s written a number of things over the years, I’ve often had long conversations with similar people. “I have a plan to write a novel and become rich and famous,” they tell me.
“Oh, what about?” I ask.
“Life,” they frequently reply.
“What aspect of Life?” I ask.
“I haven’t worked that out yet. But I’m pretty clear on the rich and famous bit.”
Similarly, the Liberals have a plan. It’s to have a stronger economy. With less taxes. And no government debt. And jobs for all.
And happier people. Did they mention happier people?
P.S. They really do write it themselves!