NOW YOU KNOW WHY ABBOTT REFUSED TO FLICK HER
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.
She is honest, up front, superbly intelligent, fearless, she’s not a politician and she’s a breath of fresh air when compared to those comfortably nestled in the mire of biased political commentary.
Abbott was to last only two years of his first term and Peta Credlin was a critical part of it. She took no shit from 30 or so demoralised backbenchers demanding an audience with the boss.
But Credlin and Abbott knew all along what those backbenchers wanted... another term in Parliament at any cost.
Their brand new Parliamentary wives on brand new incomes had upgraded the car, the carpet and coteries of socialite friends. To last but one term would be an embarrassment beyond belief to those losers in their misfitting suits with nagging missuses.
The irony is that they will have to plead for their old jobs back come July anyway. And the only bloke who did not deserve to lose his job, did so, despite Peta Credlin’s best efforts. It was she who held the ship together when knees began to tremble.
Without a whimper or a right of reply she sustained sexual innuendo, unfair and relentless media criticism and the treachery of Bishop and Turnbull.
In her new job Credlin's anguish understandably seeps to the surface every now and again as she sits and watches Turnbull replace Abbott’s "remarkable successes” with Turnbull's “my Government has achieved...”.
Who stopped the boats and deaths at sea (impossible they said)? Who completed three iconic trade agreements, began budget repair, navigated four tranches of national security legislation through an obstructionist Senate, repealed Labor’s carbon tax and a pointless mining tax, established the new Colombo Plan, humanely accepted an additional 12,000 persecuted Christian refugees (since reversed by Turnbull to include mostly Muslims)? Who established counter-terrorism units at all international airports, told the Imams to go fornicate themselves?... and on and on it goes.
And what has Turnbull achieved? Um, er, let’s see... he has pulled on a badly timed Double Dissolution that is likely to install an even more recalcitrant Senate for six more long years. Um, he returned Abbott’s “vicious” budget cut of one per cent a year for five years to his beloved ABC.
He established a further $1 billion Clean Energy Innovation Fund to support Green windmills and talked about a $100 million Women’s Safety Package.
Oh, and he has talked relentlessly about uncosted “jobs and growth”. And let’s not forget that he has allowed a union thug called Bill Shorten a chance at residing in The Lodge for three years, and that’s something that Abbott would never have allowed.
Given a second term, and with the assistance of a loyal and protective Peta Credlin, Abbott would have mostly reversed the awful destruction wreaked by Rudd and Gillard.
But it appears his substantive accomplishments are doomed to remain unrecognised forever, even by his own Party.
The smart arses in the Liberal Party have explained that all the Party members who drifted away after the knifing of yet another first term PM would loyally return to the fold come election time.
Don’t think so Kroger and Co. You see, we ain’t the ALP, we think loyalty and a fair go happen to matter, even in politics.
So now you Libs can stand by and watch the rise and rise of new parties that will gut Menzies’ once great Party. What is about to happen here has happened before and it's already happening in the US.
We’ve had enough and we want good government back!