A tale of two twits.

                                               

Right now there are two federal electorates which aught hang their heads in shame at their choice of parliamentary representation, one is Robertson, the other, Indi.

While it seems  en vogue at the minute to take pot-shots at beleaguered MP Belinda Neal over the so called “Iguana-gate” imbroglio and the “pattern of unacceptable behaviour”, it seems a deliberate distraction to draw attention away from the equally unacceptable behaviour, equal misuse of parliamentary privelidge and equal lowering of parliamentary standards brought about by “Indi’s shame” Sophie Mirabella.

Let’s hope the parliamentary privelidges comittee eradicates not one but two embarrasing indictments from our Parlaiment.

To the people of both Robertson AND Indi, if you direct your vote based on a party logo with no consideration to the candidate wearing it, don’t be surprised when you end up with a “member” who (judging by the language) would be more at home at a bordello  than in the coridors of Parliament.

Behold the bitter harvest of branch stacking.

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19 Responses to A tale of two twits.

  1. raydixon says:

    Does this mean I’ll have to send back the Sophie fridge magnet?

  2. before you wipe with it or after?

  3. Greg Naylor says:

    Now AWOL, you know I have been a Sophie fan, but when you say

    … it seems a deliberate distraction to draw attention away from the equally unacceptable behaviour, equal misuse of parliamentary privelidge and equal lowering of parliamentary standards brought about by “Indi’s shame” Sophie Mirabella.

    – it makes me feel I have missed something. What has she done now to get you so fired up?

  4. you don’t find having a jibe at a woman who’s chosen to remain childless a bit below the belt?

    I mean that’s just off the top of my head, we won’t even mention her disgraceful behaviour over the national apology.

    It’s entirely possible you have missed some of the less savoury antics of “Indi’s shame”, I think that’s the point.
    All this attention has been aimed squarely at Belinda Neal (partly earned) but it’s the shifting focus away from the equally obnoxious behaviour of Sophie Mirabella that I find offensive.

    In any rate, the parliamentary privelidges committe has been instructed to examine the entire exchange between MPs Neal and Mirabella rather than just the sound-byte we’ve heard on the news ad infinitum.

  5. JR says:

    There you go, Jack, an interesting observation. you mean this could blow back in the member for Indi’s face?

  6. well given that the Parliamentary privelidges committe is apparently ALP dominated at present, I’d say there’s every chance it could blow up in Sophies face…in a big way.

    Hoisted by one’s own petard is the expression I believe.

  7. JR says:

    OK, Sophie, time to don the full metal protection.

  8. raydixon says:

    Maybe they’ll look into the time (only last year) she was drunk in parliament and was the first ever serving- Government MP to be kicked out of the house of reps for unruly behaviour. Sophie’s an attack-dog for sure and as much as I think Belinda Neal is about as charming as Aunty Jack and should get the boot, I’d like to see Sophie go too.

  9. It’ll be a better parliament without the two of them that’s for sure.

  10. raydixon says:

    As punishment (for both), perhaps Belinda should be made to deliver Sophie’s demon baby.

    If it’s a boy she could name it ‘Damien’ (The Omen) and if it’s a female demon … well, call it Belinda obviously!

  11. Don’t you just love this media storm though?
    It’s so one sided it beggars belief, yes Belinda Neal’s behaviour was unacceptable, but what about the rat bags on the other side of the house who have done as much (or worse) without so much as an eyebrow being raised in the media?

    Not just Sophie Mirabella either, Wilson Tuckey, Dana Vale etc. I mean the Liberal party caucus is an absolute rogue’s gallery if ever I’ve seen one.

  12. raydixon says:

    Well, it’s par for the course. That’s what an Opposition does, it nitpicks and clutches at straws. Especially one whose stocks are as low as the Libs. If that’s the best they can come up with (and it seems so) Rudd has nothing to worry about in the forseeable future.

  13. JR says:

    Just read a very wise saying…

    Politicians and baby’s nappies should be changed regularly for exactly the same reason.

  14. JR if you didn’t change a baby’s nappy for 11 years you’d hope someone had the decency to notify child protective services.

    It’s a fitting analogy though.

    Ray, I know Belinda Neal has presented a bloody wide target, but living in a house so entitrely made of glass as the Libs obviously do, you’d think they’d know better than to throw stones wouldn’t you?

  15. raydixon says:

    I know Belinda Neal has presented a bloody wide target

    No need to get personal about her size Jack!

  16. Greg Naylor says:

    I’ve been missing for a few days and come back to read this thread. Are you for real guys or are you baiting Brad Worrel?

  17. raydixon says:

    We’re both Greg!

  18. It’s usually pretty obvious when I am being facetious Greg, Brad seems to do a spledid job of baiting himself up all on his lonesome.
    No assistance from me required I would suggest.

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