She’s going down in a blaaaaaze o’ gory… Anna don’ wanna miss a thing
You can almost understand smear as a last resort tactic for an outgoing government that’s got nothing…soften the blow and all that. Fuck. What else can you do? Mime? Wear a pink top?
And in fairness, after 20-odd years, heck, even most dictatorships don’t last that long let alone a democratically elected mob.
But for then a federal government that claims it has everything, a relatively fresh federal government, to resort to smears every day because it can’t champion its own policies?
Oh, blah blah blah, Tony Abbott’s fault even though he ain’t the one in charge. I am. But it’s still his fault, nyeehhh.
Julia Gillard is 20 years ahead of her time.
Now just wait for the media and journalism academics at the universities to – rightly – state this is a natural and healthy symptom of democracy.
It was also a natural and healthy symptom of democracy when Joh/the Nationals were booted out in quite similar circumstances.
Yet, hmm, that wasn’t how they put it back then.
And it wasn’t how they put it years later. It was all Mr nNaaaaasypants!
Indeed, the next instalment of hit crime docu-drama Underbelly will indeed be about the Joh years, culminating in the Fitzgerald Inquiry, the sacking and jailing of the (Sir) Police Commissioner and Jack the Bagman.
Give it a few seasons, and surely it will be about the Goss/Beattie/Bligh establishment, Kevin Rudd as chief of staff, the Heiner Affair and all that jazz, too…