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Same Old Same Old

Same Old Same Old

Friday 13 February, 2015
Following the promise of marked change in prime ministerial presentation it is disappointing to find that the prime minister still looks and sounds distinctly like Tony Abbott.
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You decide on the great issues facing the nation

Who should we be looking to as the prime minister who can lead the nation to greatness?
Tony’s got about as much chance of glory as Julia at a Slater and Gordon reunion
– There’s little to be gained from Bill taking another stab at the top job
Malcolm’s a born leader but has significant birth defects
Clive would be the biggest prime minister but hardly the greatest
Bishop is a chance because she’s arguably the only one who could summon divine intervention

Heard down the Canberra corridors of power

‘Did you vote for a spill?’
‘No I voted for a period of destabilisation and uncertainty before I can vote for Malcolm next time’

Conniving with Clive

Clive believes that the only meaningful change Tony has to make to the way he runs the country is to agree with him on everything.

Tony Abbott thought bubble

‘If I change and become more like Malcolm won’t that just make people realise they’d be better off with the real thing?’

Green and Bear it

The Greens have been quick to point out that Greece has got itself into a dire financial state without the assistance of a carbon tax. They point out that the environmental benefits flowing from carbon neutral economic chaos would obviously be far greater.

Heard down the NSW corridors of power

‘How are we going to address the anti-Abbott campaign from Labor at the state election?’
‘Eddie Obeid, Joe Tripodi and Ian MacDonald’

I want to be absolutely clear about this

If as Tony claimed good government will start after the spill motion wouldn’t it be a good idea if the Coalition organised them more often?


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This is the column with insights that all the other publications seem unable to cope with. That’s arguably because they take politics far too seriously.

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