Do Prime Ministers even LISTEN to the news?

Posted: August 6, 2015 in Political musings
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Fresh back from chucking umpteen bazillion dollars at Adelaide in a desperate attempt to shore up Coalition support in South Australia, where about four Coalition seats look very vulnerable to voter anger over the decline of the ship-building industry – Hey! Remember “We’ll build 12 subs in Adelaide” before the last election”? Guess that was a “non core promise. Also called “bullshit” – Tony Abbot was today in Geelong assertively announcing “Everything we do is focused on jobs and growth.”

“Everything we do”? A cheery message to a regional city that has seen it’s car manufacturing industry decimated and it’s ship-building in decline.

Sadly, this was also the day that saw the jobless rate “jump” – the ABC’s word, not mine – from 6% to 6.3%. Against expectations. And a major news item, unsurprisingly.

Could Abbott have chosen his chest-beating words more carefully? Assuredly.

Does he ever come into contact with the real world outside the Canberra bubble?

We wonder, frankly.

We’re with the kid at the front.

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  1. underwriiter505 says:

    I’m not sure it’s an elected officials job to read the news. I is his/her staff’s job to read, mark, learn and inwardly digest it and then spit it out to tell him/her what to think – or at the very least, what to say.

    But, yes, you have a sociopath there. I recognize it because we have so many over here. Heck, I have one practically in my back yard – a bounced-out ex-Navy chaplain named Klingenschmitt (and isn’t THAT a name for a politician living near an old – very old – Trekkie).

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