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7 December, 2009

Newspoll from The Australian out today with the detail at Pollytics.

But what is it with Tony Abbott and ‘hoes’ aged 35 to 49 years?

Perhaps it’s his special facial features?

Update. Some thoughts on climate change from humble backbencher Malcolm Turnbull.

14 Comments leave one →
  1. 7 December, 2009 10:00 am

    I Think Tony Abbott’s honeymoon period will be the shortest in political history…

  2. 7 December, 2009 11:37 am

    I would like to think so, if he is even having a honeymoon period, but I’m continually amazed by how many [insert word] exist and agree that “climate change is crap.”

  3. 7 December, 2009 3:36 pm

    I think that Abbott still thinks that climate change is crap. He just has to look a bit more open minded in order to appeal to a ‘broader church’ as he might put it.

    The veneer won’t last. It’s just not in his make-up to “be nice”.

    He’s bound to stuff up sooner or later. I bet on “sooner”


  4. 7 December, 2009 4:18 pm

    Ah I just love the way you lefties are frightened by a revitalised opposition and the way that you are unable to cope with the fact that your perceptions of Tony Abbott are not shared by the voters.
    Turnbull though has done his darnedest to prove that the party was right to kick him out of the leadership its really very sad indeed.

  5. 7 December, 2009 4:33 pm

    I agree, the veneer won’t last, in fact I’m not even sure it is in place. IMO he is a bully and as you say, sooner or later someone will rub him up the wrong way and he will react according to his nature. Will he make it through christmas? 😉

  6. 7 December, 2009 4:50 pm

    The only thing I’m frightened of is having a government that is not challenged by its opposition. 41/42 is not revitalised, Iain, and not having a policy on climate change, but instead ‘walking with dinosaurs’ is both pathetic and laughable.

    It is bullshit to have two spill motions in days and then for the new leader to cry unity. All Turnbull has done has expressed his opinion in much the Abbott did, less than a week ago.

    Abbott is a hypocrite and a bastard… I will post on this further but don’t have time to finish it today and I have yet to read ‘Battlelines’ but am sure it will provide further examples and laughs.

  7. Rob permalink
    7 December, 2009 4:55 pm

    I think that Turnbull, or should that be Turncoat ought to cross the floor and join Rudd and Wong in their efforts to screw the Australian public. They deserve each other.

  8. 7 December, 2009 5:15 pm

    There is a a fine tradition in this country of respecting “a bastard” when it comes to politics, In fact I think that most Aussies are far may disturbed by some one being a political wimp and or a bad loser.
    But rather than the 41- 42 split perhaps you should be referring to the party room vote on the ETS where a very clear majority supported Tony Abbott’s decision to oppose the deleterious scheme supported by Turnbull.

    I too want to read Abbott’s book and hope to be able to do so soon.

  9. 7 December, 2009 5:25 pm

    Hi Rob,

    Today Turnbull has said that he will cross the floor on the ETS legislation. It is a fair position considering that up until a few days ago that is what the opposition intended to do. I can’t see how that will screw the Australian public.

  10. 7 December, 2009 6:34 pm

    I just can’t stand any flavour of christian that lacks compassion or tries to impose their views onto others. Look at the churchy Libs on twitter, they swing from ‘great message in church’ to ‘Rudd needs to get tough on scumbag boat people’.

    55/29 0n the secret ETS vote shows that the Libs had better remove or educate the dinosaurs or they might become irrelevant. It also demonstrates how full of shit the 55 Libs are – they were about to vote for the legislation. Dear Lord, a few days before Abbott they were considering Kevin Andrews, a compassionate christian if ever there was one. I’ll predict that if Turnbull, or a more moderate Lib is does not become leader, it is likely that the Liberal Party will be in the ‘wilderness’ for quite a length of time.

  11. ribbet permalink
    7 December, 2009 8:13 pm

    Shall we be generous enough to give Abbott ‘time’ to put a modified ETS on the table? Hasn’t he had enough time while plotting to overthrow Turnbull to work out a different policy? He must come up with something better than ‘ get the farmers to plant trees’! They’ve spent generations felling trees! Turnbull said ‘planting a tree cost money’ which is true. And how about the developers? Should the govt. stop them razing the land?

  12. 8 December, 2009 6:05 am

    I don’t think so. He is obviously in the ‘climate change is crap’ camp and even if he does embrace certain measures they will have to be implemented without ‘cost’. As I have seen elsewhere, (but can’t recall where) he will probably decide it is easier just to build an ark.

  13. 8 December, 2009 9:27 am

    “I just love the way you lefties are frightened by a revitalised opposition..”

    Frightened? LOL!

    I think it’s hilarious! But yes, dream on Iain. If your idea of revitalised is to wheel out Bronwyn Bishop and Kevin Andrews, then yes, I’m defintely shaking in my boots..!

  14. Larry Wilson permalink
    10 December, 2009 2:02 pm

    With the 41/42 split, I wonder how many Liberals are saying “I wish I had ……”

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