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Abbott & Pyne – slow learners?

If there’s one thing that can be said to be archetypical of the Australian personality, it’s that they cannot stand a whinger.

So for someone who claims to have “people skills” and be in touch with the average Aussie, Abbott’s recent performance is completely mystifying.

In the “JetlagGate” debacle, Abbott patently stuffed himself up with his ridiculous jetlag comment.  Gillard obviously restrained herself, because instead of calling him a pathetic soft-cock, she simply said his sleep patterns were his problem.  She then only responded to actual questions and tried to keep her answers circumspect.

Now any normal person would have tried to keep their head down and wait for it to blow over after humiliating themselves so badly, but Abbott jumps in with both feet to accuse her of leaking.  This is then quickly denied by the reporter in question, so what does he follow up with?  “Julia’s picking on meeeee!!!!”.

Seriously what a tool.  And then his little lapdog yaps in with his comment on bitchiness…talk about your pot meets kettle scenario.

Frankly I think they would be better served by having at it with handbags at 5 paces…the winner could then get their arse trounced by Julia.  She wouldn’t bother with handbags…she’d just nail him in the junk and be done with it.

How these tossbags could think that their recent display in any way shows them to be capable of governing Australia is beyond me.

Of course all of the coverage on this non-troversy has had a welcome side effect for the Coalition…no-one is taking them to task for the audit that wasn’t and their blatant lies pre-election about it.   But then again, their mates in the MSM are running interference for them in precisely the manner they were during the election…back to situation normal once again.

Watch the audit story sink without a trace while Julia gets front page coverage for 3 days because she wears too much white…

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  1. assclownery
    October 12, 2010 at 7:52 PM

    I agree wholeheartedly. All I’m hearing about is Labor’s beat up of Libs. And the only sound bites are from the Libs. Surely someone in the media is realising that this is the old bait and switch/distraction tactic. I mean, they are actually still thinking, right?

    I would love a decent analysis of the exact Coalition wording on costings leading up to the election and then the stark reality of what has happening post-election. If memory serves, it should be illuminating.

    • October 13, 2010 at 8:44 AM

      I’m convinced the media are driving it. As well as their incessant appetite for anything that smacks of conflict and clashing, their ingrained cheerleading for the Coalition means they will go to any lengths to distract from any harmful issues.

  2. reb
    October 20, 2010 at 2:11 PM

    Well said. Abbott is a complete waste of space and it seems that his sidekicks are beginning to realise just what a liability he is…

    Newspoll is not polling well for people skills. It’s only a matter of time before Malcolm challenges I reckon.

    • October 21, 2010 at 8:43 AM

      I don’t know reb…I reckon the media have been off their game a bit recently and haven’t been giving Tony the support he “deserves”.
      I think the insanity is about to ramp up again, this time on promises during the election and willingness to keep them.
      You watch the MSM conveniently forget the ALP can’t govern on their own, but still expect them to adhere to every promise.

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