IN TERMS of politics, this baby of a year promises to provide the best entertainment since 1975, when readers of a certain age will recall another genius prime minister’s terminal stagger through his government’s litany of shame and scandal. Craig Thomson’s brothel-creeping, Peter Slipper’s nocturnal missions, the curious lassitude of Fair Work Australia’s investigators and, not to be overlooked, prime ministerial staffers prompting race riots – 2012 has got the lot, even before the carbon tax comes into effect and unemployment vaults, as it surely will.
One might imagine that such a chocolate box of delights would have professional journalists salivating at the thought of all the scoops and front-page sensations out there to be had. Straining at the leash, they must be, howling to get on the trail of corruption in high places and defend the public’s right to know. That’s what journalists do, right?
Some journalists perhaps, but apparently not climate change worrywort and Phage environment editor Adam Morton, who has shared with the world via Twitter just how he views the political landscape, and that is with a big, disiniterested yawn:
For those not down with the youth, jumping the shark means something just isn’t worth watching and following anymore, like the final episodes of Happy Days.If Gina Rinehart comes to exert an influence on Fairfax she might wish to make note of Morton’s galloping boredom and do something about it. Cleaning out his desk might keep his mind occupied for a few minutes.@adamlmortonAdam MortonIt's not even Feb and Aus politics has jumped a full shiver of sharks.