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Andrew Leigh’s unusual correspondence [With Labor Leadership poll]

By 24 February 2012 50

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Member for Fraser Andrew Leigh has tweeted about what he’s been getting in the mail in the runup to Monday morning’s Labor party leadership vote:

#respill corro: 800+ emails (mostly to all MPs), 100+ calls, 10+ letters, 1 dildo with rude message. Support evenly split, except last item.

But who do you want to see come out on top dear reader?

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Andrew Leigh’s unusual correspondence [With Labor Leadership poll]
Jethro 5:24 pm
25 Feb 12
#31

johnboy said :

Letters to the editor are these days the domain of crazies and political staff

All of us who comment on online forums are bastions of intelligence though!

BrassRazoo 5:51 pm
25 Feb 12
#32

Just him eh?

LSWCHP 11:30 pm
25 Feb 12
#33

housebound said :

johnboy said :

Letters to the editor are these days the domain of crazies and political staff

Of course, nothing like posters on RA.

I don’t think too many political staff post here. On the other hand…

BrassRazoo 9:32 am
26 Feb 12
#34

If it ends up being close maybe Albo will do a Bradbury/ Abbott (but with wide support rather than having to rely on his own vote).

HenryBG 2:01 pm
26 Feb 12
#35

cranky said :

May whoever is voted in on Monday (Gillard, Rudd or Dildo), be capable of defeating the wretched Abbott.

Don’t worry, Abbot has just defeated himself.

I’m sure it’ll get out tomorrow.

Never had a real job in his life, called the unemployed “job-snobs”.
never ran a business, blamed everything on the Carbon tax
Failed at becoming a priest, enjoyed boxing.
Wore too much lycra, was told to keep his mouth shut.
Couldn’t even do that, said “Climate change is crap”.
Could never quite hide his fear of the female.

Bye Bye Abbot. You will not be missed.

2604 5:22 pm
26 Feb 12
#36

HenryBG said :

Never had a real job in his life, called the unemployed “job-snobs”.
never ran a business, blamed everything on the Carbon tax
Failed at becoming a priest, enjoyed boxing.
Wore too much lycra, was told to keep his mouth shut.
Couldn’t even do that, said “Climate change is crap”.
Could never quite hide his fear of the female.

I’m no Abbott fan – quite the opposite, in fact. But if he’s as hopeless as you suggest, why has no-one in Labor been able to put him back into his box?

HenryBG 6:02 pm
26 Feb 12
#37

2604 said :

I’m no Abbott fan – quite the opposite, in fact. But if he’s as hopeless as you suggest, why has no-one in Labor been able to put him back into his box?

I’m sorry – is there some sort of secret logic present in that statement?

Thoroughly Smashed 6:06 pm
26 Feb 12
#38

2604 said :

HenryBG said :

Never had a real job in his life, called the unemployed “job-snobs”.
never ran a business, blamed everything on the Carbon tax
Failed at becoming a priest, enjoyed boxing.
Wore too much lycra, was told to keep his mouth shut.
Couldn’t even do that, said “Climate change is crap”.
Could never quite hide his fear of the female.

I’m no Abbott fan – quite the opposite, in fact. But if he’s as hopeless as you suggest, why has no-one in Labor been able to put him back into his box?

Perhaps because he resembles a large part of Australia.

LSWCHP 8:10 pm
26 Feb 12
#39

HenryBG said :

cranky said :

May whoever is voted in on Monday (Gillard, Rudd or Dildo), be capable of defeating the wretched Abbott.

Don’t worry, Abbot has just defeated himself.

I’m sure it’ll get out tomorrow.

Never had a real job in his life, called the unemployed “job-snobs”.
never ran a business, blamed everything on the Carbon tax
Failed at becoming a priest, enjoyed boxing.
Wore too much lycra, was told to keep his mouth shut.
Couldn’t even do that, said “Climate change is crap”.
Could never quite hide his fear of the female.

Bye Bye Abbot. You will not be missed.

So has MR Abbot actually done some specific thing that will get him in the poo and we’ll find out about it tomorrow? I only ask because the things you mention, unpleasant though they are, have been out in the public domain for a long time.

milkman 9:00 pm
26 Feb 12
#40

Thoroughly Smashed said :

2604 said :

HenryBG said :

Never had a real job in his life, called the unemployed “job-snobs”.
never ran a business, blamed everything on the Carbon tax
Failed at becoming a priest, enjoyed boxing.
Wore too much lycra, was told to keep his mouth shut.
Couldn’t even do that, said “Climate change is crap”.
Could never quite hide his fear of the female.

I’m no Abbott fan – quite the opposite, in fact. But if he’s as hopeless as you suggest, why has no-one in Labor been able to put him back into his box?

Perhaps because he resembles a large part of Australia.

And because many people are very unimpressed with the performance of Labor.

HenryBG 9:07 pm
26 Feb 12
#41

Thoroughly Smashed said :

2604 said :

HenryBG said :

Never had a real job in his life, called the unemployed “job-snobs”.
never ran a business, blamed everything on the Carbon tax
Failed at becoming a priest, enjoyed boxing.
Wore too much lycra, was told to keep his mouth shut.
Couldn’t even do that, said “Climate change is crap”.
Could never quite hide his fear of the female.

I’m no Abbott fan – quite the opposite, in fact. But if he’s as hopeless as you suggest, why has no-one in Labor been able to put him back into his box?

Perhaps because he resembles a large part of Australia.

No, he’s more like a small part of Australia. The small bit down the bottom right-hand side.

HenryBG 9:07 pm
26 Feb 12
#42

LSWCHP said :

HenryBG said :

cranky said :

May whoever is voted in on Monday (Gillard, Rudd or Dildo), be capable of defeating the wretched Abbott.

Don’t worry, Abbot has just defeated himself.

I’m sure it’ll get out tomorrow.

Never had a real job in his life, called the unemployed “job-snobs”.
never ran a business, blamed everything on the Carbon tax
Failed at becoming a priest, enjoyed boxing.
Wore too much lycra, was told to keep his mouth shut.
Couldn’t even do that, said “Climate change is crap”.
Could never quite hide his fear of the female.

Bye Bye Abbot. You will not be missed.

So has MR Abbot actually done some specific thing that will get him in the poo and we’ll find out about it tomorrow? I only ask because the things you mention, unpleasant though they are, have been out in the public domain for a long time.

Abbott is toast.

Thumper 9:39 pm
26 Feb 12
#43

HenryBG said :

LSWCHP said :

HenryBG said :

cranky said :

May whoever is voted in on Monday (Gillard, Rudd or Dildo), be capable of defeating the wretched Abbott.

Don’t worry, Abbot has just defeated himself.

I’m sure it’ll get out tomorrow.

Never had a real job in his life, called the unemployed “job-snobs”.
never ran a business, blamed everything on the Carbon tax
Failed at becoming a priest, enjoyed boxing.
Wore too much lycra, was told to keep his mouth shut.
Couldn’t even do that, said “Climate change is crap”.
Could never quite hide his fear of the female.

Bye Bye Abbot. You will not be missed.

So has MR Abbot actually done some specific thing that will get him in the poo and we’ll find out about it tomorrow? I only ask because the things you mention, unpleasant though they are, have been out in the public domain for a long time.

Abbott is toast.

How odd. Everything says that if there were an election tomorrow Abbott would romp it in.

And by romp, I mean, decimate the ALP as if they were a minor party, which would not be a good thing.

Let’s say that again. Completely and utterly decimate the ALP. Voted into elctoral oblivion for at least a decade.

I say agin, this is not a good thing.

But of course, i could wrong….

astrojax 10:00 pm
26 Feb 12
#44

Thumper said :

HenryBG said :

LSWCHP said :

HenryBG said :

cranky said :

May whoever is voted in on Monday (Gillard, Rudd or Dildo), be capable of defeating the wretched Abbott.

Don’t worry, Abbot has just defeated himself.

I’m sure it’ll get out tomorrow.

Never had a real job in his life, called the unemployed “job-snobs”.
never ran a business, blamed everything on the Carbon tax
Failed at becoming a priest, enjoyed boxing.
Wore too much lycra, was told to keep his mouth shut.
Couldn’t even do that, said “Climate change is crap”.
Could never quite hide his fear of the female.

Bye Bye Abbot. You will not be missed.

So has MR Abbot actually done some specific thing that will get him in the poo and we’ll find out about it tomorrow? I only ask because the things you mention, unpleasant though they are, have been out in the public domain for a long time.

Abbott is toast.

How odd. Everything says that if there were an election tomorrow Abbott would romp it in.

And by romp, I mean, decimate the ALP as if they were a minor party, which would not be a good thing.

Let’s say that again. Completely and utterly decimate the ALP. Voted into elctoral oblivion for at least a decade.

I say agin, this is not a good thing.

But of course, i could wrong….

yes, but an election won’t be held tomorrow – whomsoever leads the labor party after tomorrow’s ballot will be pm for a while and be judged by their performance. there will be a significant narrowing of the preferred pm polls results as they are currently biased towards an electorate fed up with the shenanigans of this leadership spill. i shouldn’t be surprised if there isn’t a third candidate to pop up and challenge as a ‘healing option’ between now and the labor decimation by the [hopefully] turnbull-led liberals in the next election…

Androyd 10:15 pm
26 Feb 12
#45

We are talking about contrasting a family values stancs with issues around political staffers, right?

whitelaughter 10:26 pm
26 Feb 12
#46

astrojax said :

yes, but an election won’t be held tomorrow – whomsoever leads the labor party after tomorrow’s ballot will be pm for a while and be judged by their performance.

Correct; now follow that through. It’ll either be:

Krudd – who outed himself as spineless and empty after a year in office, or
Princess Peach – who is universally despised.

Either Gillard stays and grows every more unpopular, or Ruddy comes in with a brief burst of popularity until people remember why he was booted in the first place.
A third option is Crean; nice enough bloke, but lackluster when in charge. Labor has been scrounging around looking for another option without success for years.

And since Abbott is bound to win against such rubbish, the Libs won’t replace him; they love a winner. Letting him focus on winning, rather than fighting off challenges, which makes it even harder for Labor.

2604 11:10 pm
26 Feb 12
#47

HenryBG said :

LSWCHP said :

So has MR Abbot actually done some specific thing that will get him in the poo and we’ll find out about it tomorrow? I only ask because the things you mention, unpleasant though they are, have been out in the public domain for a long time.

Abbott is toast.

Apparently Henry knows something about Tony Abbott that the dozens of well-connected journos of News, Fairfax, and the ABC don’t.

HenryBG 10:29 am
27 Feb 12
#48

Androyd said :

We are talking about contrasting a family values stancs with issues around political staffers, right?

Right. Wouldn’t matter so much if it wasn’t the right-wing leader of the Liberal Party, but it will matter to them.

HenryBG 10:40 am
27 Feb 12
#49

2604 said :

HenryBG said :

LSWCHP said :

So has MR Abbot actually done some specific thing that will get him in the poo and we’ll find out about it tomorrow? I only ask because the things you mention, unpleasant though they are, have been out in the public domain for a long time.

Abbott is toast.

Apparently Henry knows something about Tony Abbott that the dozens of well-connected journos of News, Fairfax, and the ABC don’t.

Misogyny causes blind spots.

This week will be the Week of the Woman in Australian Politics.

http://www.theaustralian.com.au/national-affairs/in-depth/julia-gillard-to-win-caucus-but-kevin-rudd-has-not-ruled-out-being-drafted-as-leader-later/story-fnccyr6m-1226282380414

http://www.dailytelegraph.com.au/news/wife-tony-abbott-is-a-man-of-trust/story-e6freuy9-1225807310002

rhino 5:35 pm
01 Mar 12
#50

HenryBG said :

cranky said :

May whoever is voted in on Monday (Gillard, Rudd or Dildo), be capable of defeating the wretched Abbott.

Don’t worry, Abbot has just defeated himself.

I’m sure it’ll get out tomorrow.

Never had a real job in his life, called the unemployed “job-snobs”.
never ran a business, blamed everything on the Carbon tax
Failed at becoming a priest, enjoyed boxing.
Wore too much lycra, was told to keep his mouth shut.
Couldn’t even do that, said “Climate change is crap”.
Could never quite hide his fear of the female.

Bye Bye Abbot. You will not be missed.

He was a rhodes scholar and then was going to dedicate his life to ministry before changing his mind and getting a few jobs and then getting into politics. Hardly the life of an unemployed person, I would say. Seeing as he wasn’t unemployed. He did run a business briefly apparently. Didn’t fail to become a priest, he decided not to be womanless for life lol. Lycra is worn by everyone in competitive bike riding etc.

So out of your points, all that is left is that he can’t keep his mouth shut and so lets slip poor wordings at times. Which is accurate, in my opinion, but not that crucial unless you are sensitive to out of context soundbites rather than full discussions and policies.

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