“Will no one rid me of this troublesome priest?” attributed to Henry II.
The headline warned us: “ANTI-ABBOTT ARMY ASSEMBLING IN WARRINGAH”. The writer, Tim Blair blared: “Identikit independents, all of them obsessed with climate change and other non-local issues, are set to swarm Tony Abbott’s electorate in the next federal election.”
Well, I never. What’s wrong with these people? Apart from being an “identikit independent”, whatever that is. Being obsessed with non-local issues and actually wanting to take action about an issue that could be the end of life as we know it…
All right, I’ll stop being “alarmist” and deal with the issue at hand.
Apparently, Mr Blair is concerned that people are trying to unseat a good local member who only ever worries about local issues.
Oh wait, it’s Tonan The Destroyer we’re talking about here. I would have thought that, if they had any brains, the whole Liberal Party would be united over removing that troublesome non-priest.
Ah, I see the flaw in that plan.
Anyway, I’d personally hate to see old Tones removed as Member for Warringah, and there’s a number of reasons for this.
For starters, he’d probably get a gig on Sky News. You know, something like Abbott & Credlin or Bolt & Nut. He’s been bad enough in Parliament, but imagine if he was trying to be controversial.
Secondly, imagine the damage the Liberals could do if they went back to the old days where they were content to pretend to like each other in public just so they could win elections. I mean, if they started presenting a united front some people might not realise what a rabble of confused ideas they actually are. Having Tony in Parliament has meant that every time they put the latest National Party MP scandal to bed, then up pops Mr Abbott to create a headline.
But foremost in my mind is the future. I have to think of the future and if the Federal elections goes the way it’s predicted, then there’ll be only a handful of politicians to poke fun at. True, once Labor is in power, I can pick on them for not fulfilling all of their promises. I can attack Bill Shorten for his lack of charisma, because we all know that’s what’s important. Without Tony Abbott, however, I’ll actually have to work at satire.
Now I’m not writing the Coalition off completely. As Scott Morrison said when trying to stop doctors saving the lives of people on Manus and Nauru, he was prepared to do whatever it takes. And I’m sure that’s how he feels about the coming election. Anything would justified to prevent Bill Shorten from becoming PM. He’s a threat to national security. Maybe ASIO could take him into custody and interview him for a couple of weeks during the election campaign.
Energy prices don’t seem to working… Mainly because people would like to see them actually coming down and not just be told that they will but high prices are all because Labor and The Greens hate Christmas and don’t want you to have enough money to buy presents for your kiddies.
Yes, it’ll have to be terrorism. That’s probably the reasoning behind the revoking of Neil Prakash’s citizenship today. Ok, you may wonder why it’s taken this long given his history, and given that we were trying to extradite him from Turkey earlier this year. Simple. There’s an election in the offing. Prakash has a Fijian father and even though he was born here, we’ve decided that he’s now Fijian…
I wonder if Dutton’s thought of revoking Abbott’s citizenship!
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