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The Weak in Politics on Friday 9th January 2015

The Weak in Politics on Friday 9th January 2015

Friday 9 January, 2015
Tis’ the season of politicians’ overseas junkets. Don’t hold your breath for any cards despite the fact you’re paying for them.
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You decide on the great issues facing the nation

Should sex be taught in schools?

  • Yes but only the theory up to the age of sixteen
  • Not by Catholic priests
  • 2 unit sex is ok but 3 unit is probably more appropriate at university
  • Lessons should take place under cold showers
  • Only if it improves school attendance levels

Canberra Heard down the corridors of power

‘I hear Tony’s been advised to give up cycling
‘Well it would help his poll numbers if he wasn’t such a sore arse’

Green and Bear It

Christine Milne claims to be able to forecast the outbreak of bushfires. She should be an operational director in the Rural Fire Service rather than a politician.

Laboring in NSW

Eddie Obeid and Joe Tripodi had a proud record if power broking Labor leaders like Morris Iemma, Nathan Rees and Kristina Keneally. John Robertson and Luke Foley are clear indications of how far standards have slipped since Eddie and Joe were power broked by the ICAC.

Heard down the NSW corridors of power

‘What’s this guy Foley like?’
‘Well in terms of sex appeal he’s much more Bob Carr than Kristina Keneally’

I want to be absolutely clear about this

Has the public lost confidence in the ability of Coalition governments to clear up the economic messes left by Labor or does it now prefer the certainty of even bigger economic messes under Labor?

Conniving with Clive

In order to be certain of securing Clive’s services to play Father Christmas at your party next December you’ll need to book early. There will be an announcement soon about who will replace Jacqui as his Christmas Fairy.

Heard down the Canberra corridors of power

‘So what was the real reason Jacqui left Clive?’
‘She discovered the package between his legs was his stomach’

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