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

By johnboy - 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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HenryBG 9:07 pm 26 Feb 12

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.

milkman 9:00 pm 26 Feb 12

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.

LSWCHP 8:10 pm 26 Feb 12

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.

Thoroughly Smashed 6:06 pm 26 Feb 12

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.

HenryBG 6:02 pm 26 Feb 12

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?

2604 5:22 pm 26 Feb 12

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 2:01 pm 26 Feb 12

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.

BrassRazoo 9:32 am 26 Feb 12

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).

LSWCHP 11:30 pm 25 Feb 12

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 5:51 pm 25 Feb 12

Just him eh?

Jethro 5:24 pm 25 Feb 12

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!

housebound 5:17 pm 25 Feb 12

johnboy said :

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

Of course, nothing like posters on RA.

Merle 4:03 pm 25 Feb 12

BrassRazoo said :

Is there anyone who actually knows or has worked with or for Julia Gillard who has a bad thing to say about her? Anyone?

There is someone who knows and worked for her who doesn’t have many good things to say about her, yes. She even worked for him at one point.

BrassRazoo 3:44 pm 25 Feb 12

“Letters to the editor are these days the domain of crazies and political staff”. That’s one possibility – but more likely you’d need to amend that to “halfway-literate crazies and political staff” to account for the puzzling lack of support in those pages for certain other political figures.

Thoroughly Smashed 2:59 pm 25 Feb 12

Mr Evil said :

The dildo wasn’t named Rob Oakeshott, by any chance?

Rob Oakeshott’s fantastic, the way he has the gallery eating out of the palm of his hand at his windy press conferences, waiting for him to get to the (generally well-considered) point…

I am of the opinion that he is satirist who woke up one day to find himself in federal parliament, and decided to make the most of the opportunity while it lasts. It’ll be a terrible shame if he and Tony Windsor don’t survive the next federal election.

Mr Evil 2:58 pm 25 Feb 12

So, as of Monday, does this mean that we’ll all be hearing the catch-cry “Working Families” repeated over and over and over again?

I wonder who Peter Garrett’s backing for the big job?

BrassRazoo 1:21 pm 25 Feb 12

Interesting observations from the SMH Letters Co-Editor – “Kevin Rudd’s supporters may claim he is popular with voters but that has not registered strongly in letters” and, if its letters inbox is any guide, “the front-runners would be Julia Gillard and Liberal MP Malcolm Turnbull.”

    johnboy 2:37 pm 25 Feb 12

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

BrassRazoo 12:18 pm 25 Feb 12

Is there anyone who actually knows or has worked with or for Julia Gillard who has a bad thing to say about her? Anyone?

Diggety 10:11 am 25 Feb 12

2604 said :

You know things are bad when even lefty economics correspondents like Jessica Irvine note that it’s a good thing that the executive government essentially plays no role in running the economy nowadays, to that the country can get on with business while this petty nonsense runs its course.

Of course, she’s bang on. Thank goodness Kevin Rudd never realised his vision of government being at the centre of the economy.

+1

Governments govern best when they govern the least.

LSWCHP 10:59 pm 24 Feb 12

So, on the Labor side we have a choice between an arrogant self-obsessed backstabber, and an arrogant self-obsessed backstabber.

On the Liberal side we have Mr Abbott, about whom I cannot express an opinion, because just thinking about him causes my gorge to rise.

Lovely. Where’s paul Keating when you need him?

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