Well it’s been another busy week for our esteemed leader as he trips the world stage throwing gaffes willy nilly to the adoring crowds in places like Frenchies and Canadia. And there we were thinking that our schoolboy French was tres atroce! Thankfully he didn’t try schoolboy Canadian!
Which bought us to thinking about politicians, which led to quotes about politicians of which the following seemed germaine under the circumstances.
Politics is supposed to be the second oldest profession. I have come to realise that it bears a very close resemblance to the first – Ronald Reagan.
Politics is the diversion of trivial men who, when they succeed at it, become important in the eyes of trivial men – George Jean Nathan.
The Labor Party is going about the country stirring up apathy – William Whitelaw. Take the hint Bill!!
The essential ingredient of politics is timing – Pierre Elliott Trudeau. Missed that in Political Strategy 101 didn’t we Joe?
It is hard to escape the conclusion that in Australia, Parliaments are now mainly of ritualistic significance and the significance of the peculiarly parliamentary part of Australian democracy is quite slight – Donald Horne.
And finally: I remember, when I was a child, being taken to the celebrated Barnum’s circus, which contained an exhibition of freaks and monstrosities, but the exhibit on the programme which I most desired to see was the one described as “The Boneless Wonder”. My parents judged that that spectacle would be too revolting and demoralising for my youthful eyes, and I have waited 50 years to see the boneless wonder sitting there at the Treasury benches – Winston Churchill. Seems Winnie was prescient Joe!
Thoughts of politics and would be politicians, full of pomp, bluster and circumstance led strangely enough to thoughts of Alan Jones and this;
Which seemed to lead, unnaturally, from pompous prats to promissory notes and;
And back came The Rat who thought that the argy bargy between Andrew Bolt and Malcolm Turnbull worthy of note with;
Found that he was most impressed with the ‘nose to the grindstone’ attitude of the Health department;
Was tickled pink with Barnaby’s attempt at misogynistic slapstick. Gosh! What a jolly jape that man is, eh?
And thought that Tony Abbott’s double entendre? No, that’s not right! Ummm! How do you describe something that you say and comes back and bites you on the bum? Er! I know, I know! A Boomeranger Clanger! Well something like that;
But the coup de laugh which had our Rat ROFLHAO (‘rolling on floor , laughing his arse off’ for the incognoscenti) was our Prime Embarrassment’s incomplete understanding of what might change the course of human history, with;
Obviously such convoluted thought was too much for our Great Leader and he was quite overcome by brain cell shutdown . . . . . or was it something else;
In all the confusion, all that Boomeranger Clangering and double entendring gave some food for thought with;
Which all faded into insignificance when thoughts of Tony Abbott pootling around the World came to mind and a deep sense of calm futility arose;
And there you have it . . . . . . !
AFTERTHOUGHT: If you don’t punish politicians and their parties for lying to you, you are predetermining your treatment as a fool!
POSTSCRIPT: All characters appearing in this work are entirely, and amazingly, fictitious. Any resemblance to real persons, living, dead or in a zombie like state, is purely coincidental with an exceptionally high probability of being the construct of a deluded mind trying to grasp the true meaning of the political unreality of Australian politics, al la NO Coalition! We can only gaze upon such greatness with wonderment!