SHORTEN SENDS DREYFUS IN... and he’s bowled first ball
The letter sent to Senator Brandis by Man Monis was rightly chucked in the wastepaper basket. This deranged bastard was a serial letter writer to any idiot Parliamentarian who would actually bother reading one. “Is it okay to call Usama bin Laden, lovely looking?” was one of many entreaties received by both sides of Parliament.
Dreyfus was explaining his failure as a QC by suggesting that Brandis should have passed this missive on to ASIO because the terror alert had been changed to “high”.
The reason his middle stump was sent flying is that ASIO had already officially determined that Man Monis was not a threat. But Dreyfus didn’t walk even then... he stayed to face a few more balls from a justifiably angry Julie Bishop. (Bishop represents Brandis in the House.)
It appears the Libs have Rudd to thank for making Shorten’s position as Opposition Leader impregnable.