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It was wiping tears from my eyes that I read the Peta Credlin IVF story in the Sunday paper.
Don’t be so cynical, it truly moved me. I don’t think I’ve laughed so much since the last season of The IT Crowd.
I mean seriously, I was in stitches with the tears starting to form puddles at my feet. Are we supposed to treat this stuff seriously?
The woman whose job it is to ensure the unelectable Tony Abbott is elected at all costs has told Marie Claire and News Ltd the story of Tony Abbott’s apparent support during her IVF treatment.
It is supposedly true that Abbott has been doing all he can to help Credlin fall pregnant, going the extra mile so to speak. Hmmm, very supportive indeed.
It would seem however that there are those who are sceptical of this story for some reason. There are those who question the integrity of the woman who has time and time again shown her loyalty to her men.
Pete Credlin proudly supported her man Brendan Nelson as leader until he was assassinated by Malcolm Turnbull. Credlin then stood behind her new man Malcolm Turnbull as leader until he was stabbed in the back by Tony Abbott. Now Credlin proudly stands behind her man of the minute Abbott. What a record of loyalty…
Credlins desperate attempt to show the mythical man who respects women inside the shell of a misogynist only highlights what we already know about Tony Abbott. Abbott is a man who seemingly thinks women are puppets for him to play with, and when that doesn’t work he has been known to respond with violence, sexism, and slander.
This is the man who leads the party in which a prominent member when referring to Julia Gillards lack of child bearing history referred to her as “deliberately barren”. Abbott himself was eventually forced to apologise (albeit Alan Jones style) after a comment he made on a morning show while discussing the baby bonus. He referred to the governments “inexperience on these matters”. How subtle…
After having on air shots at Julia on television, and repeated references to her lack of children, we are now supposed to believe that Mr Misogynist 2012 Tony Abbott is sensitive about a woman longing to have children. It must be true as the woman whose job it is to see him elected says so? I believe Leyton Hewitt said it best when he said “C’m dafuck On” or something like that.
Credlin must be chuffed to be recruited as the last ditch effort to try and portray something other than a “small man syndrome” inside the unelectable Abbott. Previous attempts by Abbott’s own wife and daughters have failed catastrophically, along with desperate attempts with the infamous “Tony I know” line that were made by the more feminine members of the front bench such as Julie Bishop and Christopher Pyne. This debacle turned into a backfiring farce on Twitter in the end as the public saw it for the act of desperation it was.
Some have suggested that this farcical attempt to seem human, is yet another example of Abbott believing that women have nothing between their ears but the sound of crickets on a still night, and will believe anything they are spoon fed. The theory is that Abbott, in a desperate bid to seem less abhorrent to females has convinced his chief of staff to sacrifice her credibility so he can hopefully gain a couple of points in the polls.
Whilst I can see the merit in this theory, I’m not entirely convinced. After all, there is another option…
As we enter the final leg of the race to the lodge before an election is called, it could just be that Abbott is concerned that he will be dumped as leader. All this Credlin fluff and spin could well be aimed at his own caucus. There is a deafening roar of calls to see Turnbull once again lead the party, so maybe this is a bizarre attempt to gain support within his own dysfunctional party. After all if his polling goes up, maybe his party won’t crucify him, and Credlin won’t have to switch loyalties yet again.
Malcolm Turnbull, has shown himself to be a man of principles and not just someone seeking power. He achieved this by leaving the Labor Party when they wouldn’t give him a safe seat and joining the Liberal Party, so strong are his principals. Now Malcolm seems to be biding his time awaiting Abbotts inevitable fall. The only political turncoat I can recall to gain the leadership of a major party seems destined to lead the party once more as there is nobody else in the Liberal caucus that could even be remotely considered for the top job.
Whatever the reason for this travesty, reading the fable reminded me of something I was told about a year ago.
Although I can’t recall the persons name, someone who told me they were a member of Julia Gillards staff told me about an interesting occurence.
Apparently during the tour of a Melbourne hospital whose services had been decimated by Ted Baillieu’s cutbacks, and then let down further by a total lack of support from the Victorian HSU under the factional rule of Kathy Jackson, the PM met someone who moved her profoundly.
This patient was a young lady in desperate need of facial reconstruction after she had been struck in the face by a pig that was coming in to land after flying to Melbourne from Canberra. This pig had left the Coalitions caucus room, one of the few places in Australia where pigs can fly, after a meeting where Tony Abbott had thrown his support behind a push to allow women to have a choice by backing calls to allow RU486 to be sold in Australia via a prescription. Other items on the agenda at the meeting were Abbotts calls to publicly condemn the Catholic Church for harbouring paedophiles and covering up their crimes, a push to “stop The Slogans”, and a collection of donations from members so that Joe Hockey could receive some Math tutoring from a local high school student at eleventeen dollars an hour.
Apparently during this meeting in particular, there were an extraordinarily large number of pigs flying out of the meeting in a state that could be best described as bewildered. It was one of these pigs that came crashing down on the poor unsuspecting lady now lying in a Melbourne hospital bed.
So moved by the plight of this young girl, and being such a fan of John Woo movies, Julia offered her support by offering to give her face as a transplant for the girl, just as she had seen in the film Face Off with Scientology man John Travolta.
It was only after the grateful young lady patient explained that this could in effect make Julia two-faced that the transplant didn’t occur. Apparently the young lady stated that being two-faced would not suit Julia’s style and she did not want to be a part of making Julia this way as there was more than enough of that two-faced behaviour to go around already on the opposition front bench.
In hindsight, I’m not sure whether the story re Gillard is true, or even if the person really was one of Gillards staff even. It sounds a wee bit dicey with flying pigs and Abbott having a conscience and all that…
Anyway true or not, I thought it held more water than the utter horse shit coming out of Peta Credlins mouth for the right-wing propaganda machine.
Anyway Tony and Peta, I don’t know about the women you hang out with, but don’t judge the intelligence of Australian women by the women you have in your caucus.
Most women aren’t so gullible or stupid, and above all they are not puppets.
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