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2719 clicks; posted to Politics » on 15 Aug 2022 at 4:50 AM (7 weeks ago)   |   Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook



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2022-08-15 3:29:46 AM  
Wow! Who know Mr Smirk and Mirrors was a paranoid, micromanaging control freak?
 
2022-08-15 4:55:23 AM  
I'm reading a book a family member gave me for my birthday recenlty which was written during the period of the conservative government which describes ScoMo as "the Prime Minister for Bunnings" and notes that "the last great leader to come out of The Shire was a hobbit".

Australian Prime Ministers always crap on about creating jobs, but ScoMo seems to have taken this to new extremes.
 
2022-08-15 4:55:31 AM  
Scotty actually doesn't know.
 
2022-08-15 5:34:35 AM  
Like most conservatives, this is how Scotty saw himself once he fell into the top job.

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2022-08-15 5:35:51 AM  
Out yourself subby. That is brilliant.

And spot on.
 
2022-08-15 5:47:14 AM  
What's hilarious is this was less of a power grab and more about distrusting the political smarts of Mathias Cormann and the (Nationals) resources minister Keith Pitt, and the reason it's hilarious is ScoMo was not exactly well endowed with political smarts himself. In the case of Keith Pitt though, I can see ScoMo's point. It was of course the Nationals who lost the election for the conservatives, with Keith Pitt's Queensland National mate (and former resources minister) Matt Canavan screaming enthusiastically about dumping all pre-agreed emissions targets in the opening days of the campaign. Pitt was likely going to approve a large gas drilling operation remarkably close to Sydney's beaches and ScoMo got involved because even he could see how unpopular that would be.

Not that having secret government ministerial appointments is in any way forgiveable, but I guess ScoMo saw the two options as either secretly taking over ministerial powers or openly declaring war on the Nats. I think it might have played out better for him politically if he'd actually done the latter, at least it would have looked like he stood for something. But it would never have been his style wheras undermining ministerial accountabillty was always right up his alley.
 
2022-08-15 5:57:30 AM  
Aren't you the same guy who just rented us our car?
 
2022-08-15 6:13:57 AM  

Archie Goodwin: Out yourself subby. That is brilliant.

And spot on.


Guilty as charged. But when I texted it to my mate his answer was spot on.
"Not my job"
 
2022-08-15 6:15:18 AM  
Stubborn, greedy old men in suits will be the death of this planet.

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2022-08-15 6:36:04 AM  

Day_Old_Dutchie: Stubborn, greedy old men in suits will be the death of this planet.

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Obtaining object permanence is still on the bucket list for that lot.
 
2022-08-15 6:44:22 AM  
Silly question: If you swear yourself new powers, said swearing in must be done by the Goverer General?
 
2022-08-15 6:52:34 AM  

Boomstickz: Silly question: If you swear yourself new powers, said swearing in must be done by the Goverer General?


Yup, that's the crazy part. The GG went along with it because it was not apparently outright unlawful. But he probably should have pulled up short at the whole "secret" bit. An email to the Queen might well have been in order. Or just, y'know, tell the dude you'll do it, but not in secret. You're not there to be a rubber stamp for anything the PM asks for.
 
2022-08-15 7:03:39 AM  

Jesus McSordid: Boomstickz: Silly question: If you swear yourself new powers, said swearing in must be done by the Goverer General?

Yup, that's the crazy part. The GG went along with it because it was not apparently outright unlawful. But he probably should have pulled up short at the whole "secret" bit. An email to the Queen might well have been in order. Or just, y'know, tell the dude you'll do it, but not in secret. You're not there to be a rubber stamp for anything the PM asks for.


Yeah so then it should be made public?

It would have been great to see Her Magisty boot him out, and watch various conservative heads asplode....
 
2022-08-15 7:14:27 AM  
Where's a good popcorn gif when you really need one?
 
2022-08-15 7:16:47 AM  

Perfectly Normal Beast: Where's a good popcorn gif when you really need one?


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2022-08-15 7:19:47 AM  

Day_Old_Dutchie: Stubborn, greedy old men in suits will be the death of this planet.

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Assholes who think lapel pins are <chef's kiss> will be the death of us.

/Mass-produced gimcracks assuring you of the suit wearer's loyalty, truth, bravery exist solely to line pockets.
 
2022-08-15 10:07:37 AM  
You just can't wear too many hats.

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2022-08-15 3:27:48 PM  

Jesus McSordid: Boomstickz: Silly question: If you swear yourself new powers, said swearing in must be done by the Goverer General?

Yup, that's the crazy part. The GG went along with it because it was not apparently outright unlawful. But he probably should have pulled up short at the whole "secret" bit. An email to the Queen might well have been in order. Or just, y'know, tell the dude you'll do it, but not in secret. You're not there to be a rubber stamp for anything the PM asks for.


My guess is ScoMo told the GG he needed the Finance Minister's powers to keep the GG's very generous entitlements together and needed Keith Pitt's powers to stop crude oil washing up on the GG's Sydney Harbor frontage.

Just for the benefit of non-Aussie Farkers, Jesus McSordid's reference to "an email to the Queen might well have been in order" is a joke, the last Australian Governer General to run anything past Buckingham Palace was Sir John Kerr in 1975 and to this day Australian monarchists deny the Queen ever saw anything he sent there, which is actually possibly true. Every GG ever since has been too terrified or too decent (or both) to involve the Queen in our little colonial affairs.
 
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