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Malcolm Turnbull’s ego shames Australia on the B.B.C.

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Malcolm Turnbull tells.... um... does this even need a caption?

Malcolm Turnbull tells.... um... does this even need a caption?

Malcolm Turnbull, leader of Australia’s well-deserving federal opposition has been banging on and on for nearly 2 weeks now about a joke about George Bush.

Firstly, Turnbull has taken on the role of playing wounded, feigning shock that anybody could consider the least competent American President in history an idiot. It’s a strange position for an allegedly intelligent man to take, especially given that his unending melodrama of the last fortnight would have made better sense coming from a 7-year old boy with wet underpants.

Secondly, Turnbull has been flouncing on for so long about how some joke about George Bush, allegedly made by Kevin Rudd, will so hurt our international standing, and so harm Australia’s international security clearance, and so upset the rest of the world, that now the media of the world have walked into the story thinking it’s actually a story and thereby treating it as such. So after two weeks of hard and useless work, Turnbull may well have achieved that of which he has endlessly accused Rudd.

Thanks to Lord Snot’s ceaseless self-serving dummy-spit, the BBC world service is now carrying this ill-informed article freshly posted by Reuters.

“[It was] an account so self-serving that it presented him as a diplomatic encyclopaedia, a font of all knowledge, and the president of the United States, the chief executive of our greatest ally, as a fool,” Mr Turnbull was quoted as saying by Reuters news agency.

Aren’t parliamentary privilege and political power wonderful? You can be the gutless leading puppet of a rejected gaggle of climate change denying visionless racists focussed only on finding fault in everything that everybody who is actually doing anything puts forward, intent only on one day adding “Prime Minister of Australia” to your resume because it’s the one thing you haven’t been able to buy – yet – but if you spin the same irrelevant line long enough, the world will listen to your vacuous side of the story for, ooh, maybe fifteen minutes?

But that’s opposition isn’t it – so little to do, so much time.

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Written by typingisnotactivism

November 13, 2008 at 1:28 am

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  1. Yeah – first it’s odd to act like making a joke about George Bush being an idiot isn’t something every other human has engaged in at least once or twice, and to act as if he has some reputation for intelligence in the first place that this joke might harm.

    Secondly…sustained undermining and criticism of a political leader (which is damaging to their reputation)…to show the absolute wrong of…damaging a political leader’s reputation by criticism?

    fuckpoliteness

    November 13, 2008 at 7:02 pm

  2. so much better said. please take over a f%&ing newspaper asap.

    typingisnotactivism

    November 13, 2008 at 10:09 pm

  3. Well I may need a little help siezing control (and also with spelling) but shit yeah, I’m up for that! Let’s get a rowdy crew of Aus Bloggers together for this revolution. Imagine the difference it would make!!??

    The SMH website withOUT all the “Oh look! It’s a model in her underwear. Launching her new underwear collection! NEWS!!!”. No more “OMG another freaky Austrian incest dad, aren’t we so lucky all the freaks are in Austria and not Australia and while we’re here let’s tell you all the gory details cos…oooh” story. No more poo-puns like “The plop thickens”. A newspaper full of actual news and commentary, and editorials with at least a modicum of wit and self-reflexivity!

    fuckpoliteness

    November 14, 2008 at 8:48 am

  4. i am seeing you have thought about this somewhat already, fuckpoliteness? 🙂

    typingisnotactivism

    November 14, 2008 at 1:31 pm

  5. Nope, not before your proposal, I just have a backlog of fury at SMH’s steady decline ready to be unleashed at the slightest trigger.

    fuckpoliteness

    November 14, 2008 at 2:01 pm


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