“With the Liberal Party, you know what you are going to get,” says the unelected PM who replaced the elected PM causing the surprise by-election.
He was speaking to the voters of Wentworth about the dangers of electing an independent.
The Liberals are all over the dangers of the “wrong” result on Saturday. It could cause a hung Parliament. And the last time we had a hung Parliament, we had a PM who – according to Alan Jones – should have been put in a chaff bag and thrown into the sea. And, in spite of all his support for farmers, Scott doesn’t want to end up in a chaff bag…
However, I was more concerned with Scott’s popular culture reference:
“It’s like the good old box of chocolates — you never know what you are going to get when it comes to voting independent.”
Now, it may come as a surprise to some of you, but chocolate boxes actually have things which tell you which flavour is which. However, I suspect that, like the reports they commission, the Liberals feel that they don’t have time to read anything which tells them what they’re likely to get.
The reference is – of course – from “Forest Gump”, as opposed to the recent remake “Forest Trump” where a simple man was urged to run for President, and owing to his refusal to bog himself down with reality, found himself elected.
Speaking of which, Trump has promised retaliation if the Saudis are found to be behind the disappearance of the journalist. I guess this means that if he finds the Saudis responsible he’ll bomb Iraq like George W did. Or Iran because it’s almost the same!
Anyway, back to Scott’s assertion that you don’t know what you’re getting with an independent…
One has to admire his chutzpah…
No really, there’s legislation in Parliament that says one has to admire the current government…
Or am I getting confused with the Pauline motion about it being ok to be white… It lost, so next time she comes into the Senate wearing a burqa, she can claim that she was just hiding her whiteness.
I had intended to write about how the whole drought thing is just a conspiracy from the National Party to convince us that climate change is real and we need to give money to farmers.
Or to point out that South Australia has electricity blackouts so it must be wind farms again because storms have never caused blackouts where coal-fired power stations are involved.
Ah, it’s a confusing week. And it’s only Monday.