Dear Mr Turnbull,
Phoebe is an 8 yo who attends Lloyd Street State School in East Malvern Vic. and she asks a lot of really important questions.
Dear Mr Turnbull,
I do try to keep up with the political things but I guess my teacher was right when she told me I was a very confused little girl. You see, I followed Mr Barnaby’s office sexting thing and I felt so sorry for why all his friends were saying he was an awful man.
You too Mr Turnbull, and he was your very best Tamworth friend. The TV and papers were saying awful things about his romance rumour with the Champion lady who is penguin with a baby.
But my Dad says the biggest sexter in Canberra is Mr Shorten, and when Ms Cash suggested it might be true, all the papers and TV called her disgusting and told her she must say she's sorry.
So I don’t understand why the papers and TV called the romance about Mr Barnaby disgusting and why Mr Shorten and the Chloe lady seemed to be magazine celebrities.
I mean Mr Shorten and his Chloe lady were both married to other people too when they were sexting ‘cos the Chloe lady was also penguin with a baby… I couldn’t tell the difference. So I asked my teacher.
[My teacher is a nice lady, but she dresses like my Dad and drives this really noisy and smokey rainbow coloured Kombi van and she reads The Guardian, and The Age which I reckon are more confused than me!]
So Mr Turnbull, can you tell me why is there a difference between Mr Shorten and Mr Barnaby? I mean goodness me, everyone seems to be sexting lately. And there were no front page photos of the Chloe lady when she was penguin or all those stories that lasted for two weeks.
Mr Turnbull, you didn’t call, Mr Shorten shocking and disgraceful too, did you?
My teacher explained that it’s important that we all try to get Mr Shorten and Ms Wong elected and sexting doesn’t just lead to babies but it leads to resignations as well, and that we are all better off without Mr Barnaby.
Goodness me, why didn’t Mr Shorten have to resign too then?
I think the problem must be that Mr Barnaby always looks embarrassed, guilty sort of.
What do you think?.
I look forward to your reply, 'cos I’m still terribly confused
Love, Phoebe (age eight and three quarters)