Angry Gillard is angry.
Angry Gillard is angry.
do you think people will be allowed to make violins?
who's going to make the violins?
"[...] another day of shame for a government which should already have died of shame." - Tony Abbott
Stay classy, Tony.
Yeah I think Tony might have crossed a line with that. That speech from Gillard was as personal and vitriolic as they come - a kind of "get-it-all-off-your-chest" speech. I don't know the last time I saw a major politician get so singularly angry, and it really does alarm me.
Pretty surprised Tony said "died of shame". Would have thought he'd want to avoid any association with the words "die" and "shame" in the same sentence.
It's gotta be an inadvertent ****up, cannot imagine that he actually thought it would be a good idea to say that. Just repeating a line he's said really often.
But I think he accidentally crossed a line and took us to a very, very nasty place. There's confected political outrage and then there's genuine personal hatred. Today smacked more of the latter from Gillard.
Last edited by Spark; 09-10-2012 at 01:46 AM.
Good. I'm glad she's angry.
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"Hope is the fuel of progress and fear is the prison in which you put yourself" - Tony Benn
#408. Sixty three not out forever.
First it's Reinhardt on the ballot paper
Then the thudding reality of Newspoll
It's actually Gillard on the ballot paper, and that's the problem
Gone by Christmas, indeed
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He will be. I stand by it.
Even if you like him, he's admitted tonight he has the memory of a goldfish. He's incapable of leading the country.
And all things considered, I think Gillard has a right to be vitriolic and generally pissed off at Abbott for it; the entire media and online community has crucified Jones for his comments, and now Abbott's essentially supporting them by using the same phrase. It's incredibly insensitive and has no place in political debate. I don't give a **** whether someone's Liberal or Labor, you DO NOT insult their family, especially days after they've passed away. And, even as a political opponent, echoing the comment - regardless of context - is morally unacceptable.
If the roles were reversed, my opinion wouldn't change.
She is so affronted by sexism she clings to Slipper like a leach
She is a cold political machine - and everybody but Labor diehards know it
It's ok, Tony went on radio this arvo and said his "dying of shame" remarks had nothing to do with the PM or Jones, he's "completely forgotten" about the Jones remark.
It's bull**** of course, but if you choose to believe it, then feel free to elect a bloke who can't remember the biggest political kerfuffle of the past week.
They trotted Margie out a week too early, it seems.
Just saw the Gillard rant.
The chamber was quiet for much of her speech.
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Slipper resigining as Speaker aws.
EDIT: Big fan of Albo but that was not his finest hour.
EDIT2: I think JG's popularity may have just shot up massive abroad, oddly, if what I'm seeing on Twitter is any evidence.
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