Don’t think I’m the only one totally over the Federal public service being hauled out every few months whenever some politician from outside the ACT is getting worried because they haven’t seen their name in the media enough lately?
Now Joe Hockey is trying to redress his irrelevance syndrome by liquid papering Kevin Rudd’s name and writing in his own on the top of Rudd’s ‘razor gang’ media releases. Yawn…
But fear not. The Liberals’ own Canberra man on the spot Senator Gary Humphries has come out with six-guns a-blazing.
“It’s an easy language to slip into. Politicians of all ilks tend to do it.” He’s got that right.
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“They have me to reckon with though.” Oh, right then. It’ll all be sweet. (Just so long as no-one remembers his track record on this issue from when HE was in government right?)
But with a growing number of Press Gallery people prophesising about how Gary Humpries’ position is under threat from the Greens at the next election, one can’t help but wonder if this bit of grandstanding from Hockey was purely to allow Humphries to roll out some tough-guy talk for local consumption only??
Or is that giving credit for a degree of smarts that just doesn’t exist?