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Andrew Leigh v. Angry Anderson

By johnboy - 5 October 2011 30

The conservative Quadrant is making merry over comments made by Member for Fraser Andrew Leigh about wrinkly rocker Angry Anderson’s plans to enter politics formally:

Labor MHR Dr Andrew Leigh thinks Anderson’s plan is utter nonsense. Rather than waiting to see if the Nationals would actually accept Anderson as a candidate, Leigh has immediately weighed in with his two cents’ worth on Anderson’s chances.

The article goes on to compare and contrast Dr Leigh’s pointy headedness v. Angry’s working family credentials and finishes with this:

Poor old Angry. It’s a shame, because he’s got the bald head right – but if only he’d written more songs about fashionable minorities and the rape of the environment.

And if only he’d decided to run as a Labor candidate – the PR people would have fallen over themselves to present him as the acceptable face of Labor’s heartland, recaptured by the current regime’s devotion to traditional values and deep-seated love of the working man, tatts and all.

Perhaps even Andrew Leigh might have had a good word for him – after someone explained to him who Rose Tattoo was.

Fair comment? Or “flabby underbelly of snobbery”?

What’s Your opinion?


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30 Responses to
Andrew Leigh v. Angry Anderson
chewy14 11:44 am 22 Nov 11

Gungahlin Al said :

We shall see in the fullness of time I guess. In the meantime, I’m pretty happy with how this balance of power is functioning.

Far from being a “hung parliament” as the media so like to badge it, I think this is (oh so slowly) morphing into a pretty balanced (sorry – pun) government, if you are prepared to look beyond the press gallery’s desparate search for the excitement of a spill and look instead at what’s being legislated. It would be a vastly different situation if it was a traditional majority government.

Sorry Al,
I can’t help but think you’re only saying that because you’re a Greens supporter and they seem to be getting everything they want along with a host of stupid issues being brought up (blackmail style) by the independents.
If this is balanced government, then give me unbalanced majority every day.

As for old Angry A,
he’s definitely a knob but if he was running for the Labor party you can guarantee they would be promoting him as The People’s Knob.

Deref 10:42 am 22 Nov 11

Gungahlin Al said :

At least they inadvertantly concede that the environment is being raped.

As for running in New England, from what I’ve seen of Tony Windsor lately, even “star power” won’t knock him off. Surely he’s a good example of the thinking person’s MP? Spin free, logical, best intentions, pragmatic, not prone to brinkmanship. And those are all traits that rural people value.

IMHO a good role model for anyone ever thinking about putting their hand up.

Hell yes. If only all politicians were like him.

Gungahlin Al 10:30 am 22 Nov 11

We shall see in the fullness of time I guess. In the meantime, I’m pretty happy with how this balance of power is functioning.

Far from being a “hung parliament” as the media so like to badge it, I think this is (oh so slowly) morphing into a pretty balanced (sorry – pun) government, if you are prepared to look beyond the press gallery’s desparate search for the excitement of a spill and look instead at what’s being legislated. It would be a vastly different situation if it was a traditional majority government.

johnboy 10:21 am 22 Nov 11

Gungahlin Al said :

At least they inadvertantly concede that the environment is being raped.

As for running in New England, from what I’ve seen of Tony Windsor lately, even “star power” won’t knock him off. Surely he’s a good example of the thinking person’s MP? Spin free, logical, best intentions, pragmatic, not prone to brinkmanship. And those are all traits that rural people value.

IMHO a good role model for anyone ever thinking about putting their hand up.

I think you’re underestimating the anger of New England at having their vote deliver a Labor Government Al.

My mail is windsor’s gone for all money.

Gungahlin Al 10:14 am 22 Nov 11

At least they inadvertantly concede that the environment is being raped.

As for running in New England, from what I’ve seen of Tony Windsor lately, even “star power” won’t knock him off. Surely he’s a good example of the thinking person’s MP? Spin free, logical, best intentions, pragmatic, not prone to brinkmanship. And those are all traits that rural people value.

IMHO a good role model for anyone ever thinking about putting their hand up.

amarooresident3 10:03 am 22 Nov 11

Quadrant – is that still a thing?

poetix 9:32 am 22 Nov 11

Thumper said :

I’m just perplexed at why Leigh is wandering into this argument given that Anderson, if he gets preselection, and that’s a big if, will be running for New England seat.

Wouldn’t it be great if they went head to head in Fraser?
I’d pay to see that.

Thumper 9:20 am 22 Nov 11

I’m just perplexed at why Leigh is wandering into this argument given that Anderson, if he gets preselection, and that’s a big if, will be running for New England seat.

Erg0 8:40 am 22 Nov 11

I doubt that it’s only Mr Leigh who’d need to have Rose Tattoo explained to him. I’m in my mid-30s, and I only barely remember a time when Angry was anything other than a Paris Hilton-esque famewhore.

poetix 8:30 am 22 Nov 11

Much as I have been having a laugh at Andrew Leigh’s foray into street-party planning, the sight of Angry Anderson addressing that anti-climate change mob who simply reject science because it’s not common sense was memorably horrible. He should do very well in the Nationals.

The only good thing about Quadrant is that it has Les Murray as poetry editor.

colourful sydney rac 7:33 am 22 Nov 11

Angry Anderson would have to be the greatest sell out in the history of rock’n’roll.

Deref 7:02 am 22 Nov 11

Angry would make a much better PM than Mr Rabbot.

whitelaughter 1:37 am 22 Nov 11

This seems to be the original article that Quadrant is basing their stuff on:
http://www.theage.com.au/national/angry-wants-to-be-a-nationals-mp-20111003-1l4zi.html

word perfect copies of the article have been published in multiple rags though; the oldest ones don’t have the Nat’s response.

…I’m guessing Labor’s going to regret giving Angry that Order of Australia medal!

creative_canberran 1:19 am 22 Nov 11

Angry Anderson: a school dropout, couldn’t get a job without a family favour, couldn’t keep a band together, couldn’t keep a marriage together, went back to cleaning toilets and doing odd jobs on building sites in recent times following divorce, and even then had by his own admission had to call in favours to get work.

We need diverse people in Parliament, not Trailer Trash AM.

Mumbucks 11:50 pm 21 Nov 11

I hope angry gets right up him! Smarmy bastard!

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