Andrew Leigh v. Angry Anderson

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”?


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Jim Jones Jim Jones 12:24 pm 23 Nov 11

Tooks said :

Jim Jones said :

Thumper said :

I think Mr Anderson should stick to what he does well, that is playing loud late 70s Aussie rock.

To be perfectly honest, I don’t think he was particularly good at that either.

He had a few decent tunes.

I can think of 2.

Even a stopped clock gives the right time twice a day.

Tooks Tooks 11:33 am 23 Nov 11

Jim Jones said :

Thumper said :

I think Mr Anderson should stick to what he does well, that is playing loud late 70s Aussie rock.

To be perfectly honest, I don’t think he was particularly good at that either.

He had a few decent tunes.

Jim Jones Jim Jones 11:20 am 23 Nov 11

Thumper said :

I think Mr Anderson should stick to what he does well, that is playing loud late 70s Aussie rock.

To be perfectly honest, I don’t think he was particularly good at that either.

colourful sydney racing identity colourful sydney racing identity 11:17 am 23 Nov 11

Thumper said :

I think Mr Anderson should stick to what he does well, that is playing loud late 70s Aussie rock.

Agreed. His dabbling in United Nations conspiracy theories has meant I can no longer appreciate Bad Boy for Love – sad days indeed.

Thumper Thumper 10:52 am 23 Nov 11

I think Mr Anderson should stick to what he does well, that is playing loud late 70s Aussie rock.

colourful sydney racing identity colourful sydney racing identity 10:21 am 23 Nov 11

Gungahlin Al said :

colourful sydney racing identity said :

Deref said :

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.

What, like addressing a carbon tax rally bagging out people with agendas and political aspirations and then revealing that he has been shoring up support within the National party? Yes, we should have more people like him.

I think you’re getting mixed up – the above comments were about Tony Windsor – not Angry Anderson, about whom you appear to be commenting?

guilty as charged.

Mysteryman Mysteryman 5:17 pm 22 Nov 11

Deref said :

Angry would make a much better PM than Mr Rabbot.

Better than Juliar, too.

Gungahlin Al Gungahlin Al 4:47 pm 22 Nov 11

colourful sydney racing identity said :

Deref said :

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.

What, like addressing a carbon tax rally bagging out people with agendas and political aspirations and then revealing that he has been shoring up support within the National party? Yes, we should have more people like him.

I think you’re getting mixed up – the above comments were about Tony Windsor – not Angry Anderson, about whom you appear to be commenting?

colourful sydney racing identity colourful sydney racing identity 4:07 pm 22 Nov 11

Deref said :

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.

What, like addressing a carbon tax rally bagging out people with agendas and political aspirations and then revealing that he has been shoring up support within the National party? Yes, we should have more people like him.

dph dph 3:03 pm 22 Nov 11

Uneducated bogans should never go anywhere near politics or anything that has any bearing on society.

chewy14 chewy14 2:37 pm 22 Nov 11

jimbocool said :

chewy14 said :

Gungahlin Al said :

chewy14 said :

Well ChewyA, those are my beliefs, and I’m prepared to put my name to them. Clearly we differ markedly on our assessments of the way the parliament has been running lately, but it is hardly blackmail – it is the system of government we have, and the various players within it are doing what they believe to be right for the country.

You don’t think issues like Wilkie saying he’ll drop support for Gillard if she doesn’t enact his pokie laws is blackmail?
They may think they are doing what they believe to be right for the country, but that doesn’t make it right.

Actually Chewy, Wilkie isn’t balckmailing anybody, he’s just insisting that the agreement he struck with the Prime Minister is adhered to. The agreement is publicly available -http://www.abc.net.au/4corners/special_eds/20110620/wilkie/docs/agreement.pdf – and the terms were widely discussed at the time.

On a side note, my money is on Windsor to be be comfortably re-elected on primary vote alone. Oakeshott is in trouble, and Wilke will be re-elected easily.

No, that doesn’t sound like blackmail at all.
More like bribery.

jimbocool jimbocool 2:09 pm 22 Nov 11

chewy14 said :

Gungahlin Al said :

chewy14 said :

Well ChewyA, those are my beliefs, and I’m prepared to put my name to them. Clearly we differ markedly on our assessments of the way the parliament has been running lately, but it is hardly blackmail – it is the system of government we have, and the various players within it are doing what they believe to be right for the country.

You don’t think issues like Wilkie saying he’ll drop support for Gillard if she doesn’t enact his pokie laws is blackmail?
They may think they are doing what they believe to be right for the country, but that doesn’t make it right.

Actually Chewy, Wilkie isn’t balckmailing anybody, he’s just insisting that the agreement he struck with the Prime Minister is adhered to. The agreement is publicly available -http://www.abc.net.au/4corners/special_eds/20110620/wilkie/docs/agreement.pdf – and the terms were widely discussed at the time.

On a side note, my money is on Windsor to be be comfortably re-elected on primary vote alone. Oakeshott is in trouble, and Wilke will be re-elected easily.

chewy14 chewy14 1:07 pm 22 Nov 11

Gungahlin Al said :

chewy14 said :

Well ChewyA, those are my beliefs, and I’m prepared to put my name to them. Clearly we differ markedly on our assessments of the way the parliament has been running lately, but it is hardly blackmail – it is the system of government we have, and the various players within it are doing what they believe to be right for the country.

You don’t think issues like Wilkie saying he’ll drop support for Gillard if she doesn’t enact his pokie laws is blackmail?
They may think they are doing what they believe to be right for the country, but that doesn’t make it right.

Gungahlin Al Gungahlin Al 12:40 pm 22 Nov 11

chewy14 said :

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.

Well ChewyA, those are my beliefs, and I’m prepared to put my name to them. Clearly we differ markedly on our assessments of the way the parliament has been running lately, but it is hardly blackmail – it is the system of government we have, and the various players within it are doing what they believe to be right for the country.

DUB DUB 11:59 am 22 Nov 11

They should have a boxing match.I’d like to see that. 🙂

chewy14 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 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 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 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 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.

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