After Tony Abbott’s blood pledge/oath/vow response to the passing of the carbon price bill in Parliament yesterday, it seems that any minute now he’ll nudge over the line into full-blown WHARRGARBL* territory as all his patronisingly scare-mongering soundlines merge together into a wail of anguish that can only be translated as SoNotFairThatMeNotPrimeMinisterWantWantWant
In other media spin, the gleeful pounce upon a Parliamentary peck on the cheek seems just a tad overdone, don’t you think? Seeing as how Gillard had already bestowed cheek-pecks on the rest of the front bench plus Independent Tony Windsor after the bill passed the vote of the Lower House, imagine the headlines if she hadn’t done the same for Rudd?
Opposition Leader Tony Abbott said the nation had been betrayed “with a kiss”.
“Today this parliament has witnessed the unseemly spectacle of a government cheering itself for breaking its own election promise,” Mr Abbott said.
“This prime minister shouldn’t just say sorry. She should resign.”
Apparently the front bench of the Opposition almost broke into a K-I-S-S-I-N-G chant when it happened. The same article gives a succinct description of the regular Abbott-bullyboy routine, after describing how some spectators in the gallery disrupted proceedings by chanting anti-carbon-tax slogans:
This disruption almost got in the way of the Opposition leader Tony Abbott’s own disruption, which happened in its usual just-pre-3pm timeslot, the appointed hour at which Abbott generally rises to move that standing orders be suspended so he can censure the Prime Minister.
What a guy. WHARRGARBL.
*(oh, if only I had the time to do a photoshlock of horror spray of blood Abbott WHARRGARBL image – if anybody else has time, I’d love to see it!)