POST-QUEENSLAND panic continues to chill the hearts, and louden the voices, of the Labor/Greens claque at Their ABC. Observe Emma Alberici losing it several times while having her pert bottom handed to her by Barnaby Joyce on last night's Lateline.
Few things gladden the heart so much as a luvvie floundering and thrashing. And best of all, much more entertainment in the months to come.
UPDATE: A shy commenter has raised the possibility that Emma's erotic appeal may extend no lower than the deskline, wondering if her bottom is of a match for that cute little pixie face. The pictorial evidence suggests she is a trim specimen all over.
UPDATE II, A BAFFLED ONE: Several commenters have left stern words about references to Ms Alberscreechy's fine physique. There is nothing more weaselly than the non-apology apology, as in 'sorry if you were offended but", so one of those isn't being issued. And certainly not a full-blown one either. What's wrong with observing that an attractive woman is an attractive woman, especially when there is so very little good to say about her otherwise?
Seriously, this is a mystery. The Professor can generally get through social events without the thwack of a face slap or being jabbed by a hat pin, and it would only be at funerals that at least one or two good-looking women do not hear how nicely they are turned out and what a pleasure it is see them. And it is a pleasure! Women spend an enorous amount of time, effort and money on their appearance, and while much of this investment is to impress other women and themselves, surely there are moments before the vanity mirror or on the exercise bike when the thought registers that, (yes, pout and press lips upon tissue before the second coat), this is the stuff to turn a fellow's head, which is just as well for the species.
Alright, its true, there was a bit of sport about Alberscreechy's hectoring on the nightly box, where her style falls only in the narrow band between advocate and inquisitor. But the comments about her appearance were full of nothing but appreciation. This has always been a gentleman's blog. The f-word has never been dropped in a post and commenters know it is neither for the threads. But the charge of giving offence by appreciating beauty, that seems unfair and ill-deserved.
Commenters who wish to sharpen sensitivies at the Billagong, please weigh in. It will be a novel experience to be slapped.