A UN SEAT FOR BISHOP’S NEW BEAU
Four-time Walkley Award winning political commentator and Churchill Fellow, has returned to the fray over concern that the integrity of news dissemination is continually being threatened by a partisan media.
In 2012 Julie Bishop said of Bob Carr and his wife’s travel arrangements, "It is not common practice for a Foreign Minister or a Secretary of State to travel with a spouse for the business part of a visit, I guess what's quite concerning is it is against the (Labor) Government's own ministerial guidelines.
"They (the guidelines) specifically state, as a general rule, a Minister should not be accompanied by their spouse on official overseas travel and they can only do it with the Prime Minister's approval", Bishop said.
Oh well, I guess now that Peta Credlin has gone she only needed Malcolm Turnbull’s approval of travel arrangements for her property-developing hunk David Panton, who actually paid his own costs.
But Bishop has set tongues a wagging in Canberra at such an overt display of togetherness. This is no foreign affair, it’s a domestic one! Could it be a precursor to Julie’s tilt at Lib leadership.
Like Julia Gillard, is she rekindling an old flame to act as the requisite first bloke in The Lodge? If not, then why not order the hunk breakfast in bed and give him a full day to recover.
I mean the poor bugger can’t even keep his eyes open.