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Minimal MoG beckons as Julia triumphs 71-31

By johnboy - 27 February 2012 12

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The number have leaked and Julia Gillard remains PM by a heavy 71-31 margin.

This will relieve many in the public service as the reshuffle will be considerably smaller than if bloodletting Ruddites were running riot.

UPDATE 27/02/12 11:19: Initial reports had the margin at73-29, that has now been rectified.

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Minimal MoG beckons as Julia triumphs 71-31
chewy14 11:16 am 28 Feb 12

Woody Mann-Caruso said :

Visiting Muslim countries or even the deeply religious Pacific Island states for example.

Want Australian aid, Australian security or Australian trade? Then you can either talk to our female atheist childless unwed PM and her Asian lesbian Foreign Minister, or you can go f*ck yourself.

I think we probably need muslim/religious nations more than they need us.

cubicle01 9:29 am 28 Feb 12

Woody Mann-Caruso said :

Visiting Muslim countries or even the deeply religious Pacific Island states for example.

Want Australian aid, Australian security or Australian trade? Then you can either talk to our female atheist childless unwed PM and her Asian lesbian Foreign Minister, or you can go f*ck yourself.

+1

Walker 11:00 pm 27 Feb 12

re Snapper Jack and then Woody, below, with Penny Wong as foreign minister.

Ok so what would Christ do? He’d be cool with it, is what. If that mattered. Which it might, in a predominantly xtian country, even before looking overseas.
(Yeah enough politics let’s go religion)

My personal opinion is yeah, if she could pull it off, I tip my hat and yeah, asterisks to the world. (Can’t quite see it happening but it’d be satisfying to see).

What was that about a leadership spill? I switched off, incredibly. But I note others around me have too. The media in overdrive as you’d expect but a lot of people seem to be okay, right, moving right along now, neeext. Which perhaps is good.

LSWCHP 10:24 pm 27 Feb 12

Woody Mann-Caruso said :

Visiting Muslim countries or even the deeply religious Pacific Island states for example.

Want Australian aid, Australian security or Australian trade? Then you can either talk to our female atheist childless unwed PM and her Asian lesbian Foreign Minister, or you can go f*ck yourself.

Well said Woody. I couldn’t have put it better myself. This is why I love this place.

Primal 7:53 pm 27 Feb 12

Woody Mann-Caruso said :

Then you can either talk to our female atheist childless unwed PM and her Asian lesbian Foreign Minister, or you can go f*ck yourself.

Now this is my kind of country!

Woody Mann-Caruso 7:22 pm 27 Feb 12

Visiting Muslim countries or even the deeply religious Pacific Island states for example.

Want Australian aid, Australian security or Australian trade? Then you can either talk to our female atheist childless unwed PM and her Asian lesbian Foreign Minister, or you can go f*ck yourself.

Ben_Dover 5:40 pm 27 Feb 12

neanderthalsis said :

Any bets on Emerson as new Foreign Minister?

Palmer for defence, Lake for arts?

johnboy 4:51 pm 27 Feb 12

With Mark Arbib resigning the scope of the reshufle just expanded somewhat.

SnapperJack 3:17 pm 27 Feb 12

dtc said :

Similarly, from all accounts, Penny Wong is regarded as being highly competent and could do foreign affairs…

Really? Have you thought about the problems having a gay woman in Foreign Affairs would bring? Visiting Muslim countries or even the deeply religious Pacific Island states for example. Nobody would want to deal with her.

dtc 2:56 pm 27 Feb 12

I reckon its a decision as to whether domestic issues are more important than foreign issues – if the former, Smith stays as Defence dinister. If the latter, Smith becomes foreign minister.

Similarly, from all accounts, Penny Wong is regarded as being highly competent and could do foreign affairs, but the focus on domestic finance means its unlikely she will be moved.

In reality, although foreign affairs is prestigious and undoubtedly important, its very rare that a good or a mediocre foreign affairs minister makes a difference to how a government is perceived (I mean, Downer was minister for years and no one thought he was a high flyer). So they can shove it off on pretty much anyone who is competent enough not to make a fool of him/herself and then not worry about it.

MightyJoe 1:03 pm 27 Feb 12

Great, that means if Emerson gets it, his credit card statement will need to be audited frequently…. lots of trade missions to SE Asia????

neanderthalsis 11:52 am 27 Feb 12

Any bets on Emerson as new Foreign Minister? Option B would be Crean, but Crean as head overseas salesman is laughable..

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