“We will have zero tolerance for disunity”, said Bill Shorten with a straight face as Caucus members exited a Party room sporting a number of knives between pairs of shoulder blades. Bill had done his factional homework long before the leadership vote that finally sent Albo and a few other Party faithful to Coventry.
Correct me if I am wrong (‘cos I’m bloody hopeless at sums) but I believe one Labor Caucus vote is equivalent to about 1400 rank-and-file votes. So, if my sums are right, it’s difficult to imagine exactly what this inclusive nonsense was supposed to achieve!
No person has ever been more deserving of a peace prize than little schoolgirl, Malala Yousafzai. The world shed a tear as she bravely recovered from the Taliban’s cowardly attempts to kill her and her dream that little Pakistani girls might be educated.
Bill Shorten has done the most to deliberately engineer Labor’s current malaise. His MO is reminiscent of the cartoon of an ambulance driver who is attending to pedestrians he has just run over. “I bet you’re all glad I was around”, says the grinning ambulance driver.
Christine Milne is not smiling lately and the reason is not to limit those wrinkles, but looming irrelevance. A deterioration from dictating government policy to ‘why don't you want me as leader and why is no-one listening’ in one Saturday election is a devastating decline in distinction.
At Coba Point, on the banks of the beautiful Hawkesbury, Mrs Alexandra Flannery lies Timless. The matrimonial bed wobbles, precariously perched on Besser Block bricks, as she reaches for her favourite book, ‘Viking King Canute’
A lonely little comment I noticed yesterday in the Pickering Post asked, “Why is the ABC so Left?” The short answer is because it can be. The long answer is because it’s a magnet for those wishing to freely espouse Leftist ideology without fear for ratings or bothersome advertisers.
Where there is no rule there can be no transgression and MPs on both sides have preferred that there be no rule. “Common sense should be used”, the innocent few claim, but since when has common sense been a rule.
In 'The Australian' this morning Graham Richardson is again at pains to denounce my contribution to the Gillard debate as "just part of the lunatic fringe". "No more than a few hundred people see that stuff", he said on Sky. Well, Richo, if that's the case, why bother with the continued attack?