Another Australian Politician

anoesisanoesis Shipmate
So, tell me - do you guys have a machine, that, like, spurts them out, assembly-line style? I'd never heard of Andrew Broad before today (though the story being told is tiresomely familiar) - but my first thought, on seeing a photo of him, was that he was a slightly younger Peter Dutton, with a less austere approach to hairstyling, and a bit of a hangover. Having seen that, I now realise that if you were to bake the both of them in too much sun for a couple of decades, until their skin's just really giving up, and add wine, lots of wine, voila! Replacement Barnaby Joyces, two for the price of one!

On a more serious note: How is it even possible that none of these people realise that the days of double lives are just over? Everything is logged. Everything is cached. It's going to come back and bite you. It's only a matter of time.

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  • LothlorienLothlorien All Saints Host
    Supposedly a lay preacher in his church.
  • Title of an article in the Sydney Morning Herald says it all, really : "Andrew Broad built himself a pedestal, then fell off it". If you're going to bag Barnaby Joyce for dubious morals, you'd better have a pretty clean pair of paws yourself.

    Comedy gold.
  • We really need an overhaul of the preselection process ( and the whole party system), starting with a questionnaire asking how many closets full of skeletons they have, and when did they lose the keys to those closets... Anyone who looks like Mr Potato Head should be immediately barred.
  • Gee DGee D Shipmate
    Yes, all 4 of the big players seem to have a real problem with it.
  • Simon ToadSimon Toad Shipmate
    edited December 2018
    Athrawes wrote: »
    We really need an overhaul of the preselection process ( and the whole party system), starting with a questionnaire asking how many closets full of skeletons they have, and when did they lose the keys to those closets... Anyone who looks like Mr Potato Head should be immediately barred.

    I heard ages ago and from a disreputable source that the Sydney Anglicans had a questionnaire like that for aspiring candidates for ministry, the first question being 'Are you or have you ever been a woman?'

    The most amazing thing about this story is that New Idea seems to have broken a salacious story that is not bullshit.
  • "Simon wrote:
    The most amazing thing about this story is that New Idea seems to have broken a salacious story that is not bullshit.

    God, I wish we still had that emoticon/gif where the little yellow guy's beating the floor with his fist, he's laughing so hard...
  • Kittyville wrote: »
    Title of an article in the Sydney Morning Herald says it all, really : "Andrew Broad built himself a pedestal, then fell off it". If you're going to bag Barnaby Joyce for dubious morals, you'd better have a pretty clean pair of paws yourself.

    Comedy gold.

    The knack some have for kicking the pedestal out from under their own feet is quite something.
  • The implosion of the current government is quite something to watch.

    If I didn't know better, I'd actually suspect some of the Coalition of working for the Labor election campaign for 2019 - it's that much of a shitshow, you can't believe they're serious.
  • I had a small exchange of views with someone who compared Morrison with Trump. I objected on the basis that Morrison just wasn't in Trump's league for evil. Thinking about it, I should have compared Morrison with a post-Trump aneurysm Pence. He's just sort of flailing about, out of his depth, and mesmerised by the headlights of an oncoming and distinctly unfriendly Colin the Campaign Bus. Beep beep!
  • Simon Toad wrote: »

    The most amazing thing about this story is that New Idea seems to have broken a salacious story that is not bullshit.

    Agreed. Absolutely fucking astonishing.

    I suggest, by the way, that we keep this thread open for the many egregious examples of total wankers we have in politics Down Under. This week's example is Fraser Anning, whose appearance at a fascist rally in St Kilda on my dollar and yours is perhaps the only thing that could possibly unite Labor, the Coalition, and the Greens. Anning, who before today was infamous for his Final Solution maiden speech, and for being Malcolm Roberts' barely sentient replacement, also went to two more of these rallies last year. Again, funded by the taxpayer.

    He is, as they say in the classics, an utter cunt.
  • Gee DGee D Shipmate
    One of my uncles died fighting Hitler. Now this fuckwit gets up and sprouts the same hatreds.
  • Meanwhile, the upcoming NSW state elections need a "May contain nuts" warning. Mark Latham, David Leyonhjelm... What a feast we have to look forward to.
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