Sunday, February 5, 2012

A Lack of Curiosity -- Inadvertent, Of Course

THOSE QUESTIONS it would be interesting to hear fugitive prime ministerial PR man Tony Hodges answer, forget about them. No need to trouble the poor boy about his part in prompting that Australia Day nastiness because the truth has now been established, at least to Michael Gordon's satisfaction:
Of the tent embassy protest, Gillard rejects the proposition that she was let down by her office, which took 24 hours to brief her after it emerged that press secretary Tony Hodges had inadvertently triggered the protest.
Nothing, absolutely nothing, has "emerged" about Hodges' innocence in stirring up that ugly incident -- certainly not a shred of evidence to demonstrate it was prompted "inadvertently". But that is this diseased government's line and her apologists mouth it with dutiful felicity.

Meanwhile, Hodges continues to make himself scarce and nobody has been able to find partner in slime Kim Sattler. They have done nothing wrong, according to Gordon, but each is still in hiding, which rather suggests they have. One wonders why the pair are even bothering to lie low. The narrative is settled, the hard questions discarded, and it will be very difficult for the pair to accept invitations to write Fairfax opinion pieces if each is not at home to check the mail.
And just by the by, the headline on Gordon's interview with Gillard is a classic, one of the very best in his extensive and unvarying collection of predictions that the Prime Minister is about to blossom. Here is the latest upbeat update:


And note also the picture, shot from low down to present our PM as a towering, confident presence on the political landscape. Dwarves interested in photographing Labor leaders should contact the Phage to learn of career opportunities.

Nice picture, bad framing. Readers can still see those feet of clay.

22 comments:

  1. The Old and Unimproved DaveFebruary 5, 2012 at 11:54 AM

    "Prime Minister, haven't you ever heard the expression that 'Less is More'....?"
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    "Yeah, but if less is more, just think how much more more will be."

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  2. She's putting her best ankle forward. Retch...

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  3. GOD! Do we really have to put up with this constant litany of LIES and BULLSHIT for another two years ? Why does' nt one of these dysfunctional WANKERS walk in front of a TRAM and let us sort these CLOWNS OUT. For Gods sake lets change the constitution so this sort of SHIT is no longer possible

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    1. Waiter, there is a mysterious unelected woman at the head of my government! Waiter, there is a mysterious mulatto in the White House!

      Things that make you go Hmmm.

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  4. I think you'll find they're cankles of clay, not just feet of clay.

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  5. You put your right shoe in
    you leave the truth right out
    you let a staffer swim
    and you shake it all about
    you do the hocus pokey
    and get the Age to clap
    thats what its all about

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  6. Michael Gordon's suckholing of the Prime Minister yesterday was embarrassing. That a supposedly experienced political writer could blatantly fawn over the leader of a government the electorate has told pollsters is the worst in the history of Australian politics tells us that our worst fears are justified: The Fairfax media have abandoned journalism and are now in the propaganda business.

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    1. Fairfax, Gillard and her Ministers all live by metaphorically covering their eyes and blocking out any incoming signals from the electorate,and marching to their own drumbeat.

      Albo Sleazy even voiced his disdain when he called the Anti CO 2tax rally-ers"the convoy of no consequence"

      Long may we all remember it and soon toast his defeat along with Gillard's and Rudd's and the rest of the incompetent, self serving truth twisters, including the 2 useful idiots and the dangerous green Marxists!!

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  7. One thing about shooting from a low angle is that it makes it look impossible for her to accidentally put her foot in her gob.
    AK

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  8. "... she's ready to rumble"

    How do the Fairfax twits come up with this stuff - it's not even an ALP press release - surely they're not all teenagers?

    -Carl

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  9. Thought I'd pass on an interesting and timely article a colleague put me onto on Friday

    "Fighting Fact Free Journalism" at The Conversation.

    http://theconversation.edu.au/fighting-fact-free-journalism-a-how-to-guide-5125

    Quite a good read.

    Anyway, must go shopping to buy some new shirts, fun fun fun

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    1. A good read in the sense that it seeks to explain and instruct how knowledgable and informed progressives can push back against the misinformed and often completely erroneous or mythical beliefs of the typically ignorant conservative, who are obviously unable to intelligently consider these things.
      Definitely a good thing …

      Cheers

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  10. Is she wearing only one shoe?

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  11. That's an awful photo, not flattering at all and unfortunately she needs all the help she can get.

    She won the prime ministership because morons wanted to elect Australia's first female PM.

    That went well, morons, didn't it!

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  12. Elizabeth (Lizzie) B.February 5, 2012 at 7:35 PM

    Prof, she's in a classical ballet position ready to launch herself into an extended pirouette: another 'look! - a unicorn!' moment, with herself currently the focus of attention.

    See - she can dance and work wonders. Isn't she great? Well, The Age's ballet critic will say so anyway.

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    1. She's in the classic bustin'-fer-a-pee stance.

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  13. There's definitely some creepy esoteric Masonic jive going on with the way she's standing with the legs crossed there, Prof. Fair dinkum. I'm feeling repulsed and scorned looking at it.

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  14. Ok who let her worse enemy take that photo, who gave the camera to Rudd?

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    1. Could be worse:
      http://bcblue.wordpress.com/2011/09/01/please-please-libby-im-begging-you-to-run-for-ndp-leader/

      Cheers

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  15. Question without notice. If people who have small Australian Flags on their cars are more likely to be racist, what could an ivorytowerist make of those who have LARGE Australian Flags in their offices?

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  16. And the lower half, even turned sideways, verifies she is a woman of considerable substance. ;)

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