Within 24 hours of his statement that he was going shirt Putin,Tony Abbott has backed away from a blue by saying he was now going to have “a robust conversation, a very robust conversation”. What a let down. What a tool. Another core promise broken.
I’d pay a bundle of bitcoins to see Rabbid Abbott attempted pantsing of Shootin’ Pootin and I bet most of you would too.
I could think of nothing better than these two having a round or two for a rouble or two. A contest between two of the world leaders who love nothing better than to posture, poke and pan-handle politically. They may not be the brightest surfing the world stage but they are certainly the most likely to drop duds and engage in physical pursuits.
It’s a promoter’s dream. If I was running the stink I’d stage it at Sea World during the G20. I’d put a large chunk of ice from the Boondall Iceworld in the Shark Tank to create an iceberg effect. I’d then have Rabbid and Poots coated in pig fat and lowered onto the berg to batter each other like two desperate, rutting stags. The purse would be the automatic resignation of the loser from the leadership of their country. Either way one country wins.
Predictably the usual suspects weighed in to support Rabbid. ‘Soups’ Newman, the tiny terrier premier of Queensland yapped his approval. Obviously ‘Soups’ doesn’t have the frame to threaten Poots or anyone above twenty-four inches short so he has firmly placed himself behind the Big T.
Guts you say ‘Soups’. Guts. Is that what it is? You know who showed guts in the last 24 hours you little toad? It was not our alleged PM it was a Mr Paul Guard.
Who is Paul Guard? Well Paul Guard lost both parent’s in the destruction of Flight MH17. In an amazing show of courage on last night’s 7.30 Report he showed why he is a young man to be deeply admired and why Tony Abbott is a disgrace and embarrassment to us all. Paul Guard spoke clearly on a topic he could be excused for becoming highly emotional about. He said;
“It’s really plays into Putin’s hands in many ways if you were to ostracise him because he does tend to like to paint himself as a bulwark of Russian dominance standing up to the West, so, you know, it’s useful, I think, to engage him and to offer both incentives and potential sanctions, depending on Russia’s behaviour.”
“I don’t think there would be much achieved by uninviting him, not that Australia has that power anyway. But at the end of the day, dialogue is what’s needed and I think that dialogue is going to be useful at the G20 in terms of trying to send Russia a message that there are things Russia could be doing and should be doing to secure peace and to get to the bottom of what happened to MH17 as well.”
In absolute contrast Abbott’s statements and posturing are that of a person who is unable to come to grips with the subtleties of modern politics. He struggles to form cogent arguments and simply states then restates slogans and grabs.
Paul Guard, like the others who lost family and friends, has been let down. They all deserve to be represented in world politics by a person who is capable of expressing our national position on such matters with dignity and a higher level of thinking. Sadly Rabbid Abbott appears to be incapable of both.