LNP women of calibre!
The most telling quote from Abbott WRT this issue was when he said that he was “Disappointed” that there were not more women in the cabinet… WTF? He was the one that chose it.
I suppose it’s good to see that he’s consistent in that he’s a disappointment to himself as well as to us? 😯
There has been much discussion about this situation, from the commentariat, but I have to say that the most interesting commentary came from the LNP in defence of the Abbott. Julie Bishop declared that she wasn’t the “Token Woman” 😯 well I would argue that not only is she the token woman in Abbott’s cabinet, but with the way she treated asbestos victims in her role as a corporate lawyer, she is no more than a token human being. 😦
There was also much noise made about such fine examples of Liberal “Women of calibre as:
- Bronwyn Bishop, who will take up the speakers chair. She is a 70 year old woman, who was well passed her use-by date before the end of Howard’s tenure. Sadly, as with all of Abbott’s appointments, she will almost definitely be nothing more than a self serving political appointment, who will do for the role of speaker, what Brandis will do for justice… turn it into a play thing for the rabid right, and trash its reputation in the process
- Michaelia Cash, touted as a Liberal woman of great talent, who’s main claim to fame, is her speech in the senate after the demise of PM Julia Gillard.
- And my personal favourite (of their spurious claims), Kelly O’Dwyer, 😯 touted by the LNP as a future PM… WTF? Yes let me repeat that… Touted as a future PM… W…T…F…? This would have to be one of the most ridiculous statements ever made, and shows the real calibre of women in the LNP. IMHO, she is rude, arrogant, ignorant and more than a little stupid.
There was also a comparison with all the women of the ALP, implying that the LNP women were far superior… WTF?
On morals, honesty, integrity, intelligence, talent and ability, my money would be on any one of the ALP women, against any combination, or in fact all of the LNP women put together.
Now I don’t know about you, but in the last weeks of the campaign, there was one of Abbott’s slogans that irritated me more than any other. That slogan was “Crystal Clear”.
I lost count of the number of times in each press conference that Abbott said those words, “Let me be Crystal Clear”, or “I wan’t to be Crystal Clear”, or “Let me make it Crystal Clear” etc, but like all the slogans that he spouted, they were meaningless.
Another slogan that has already proved to be rubbish is “From day one”.
It took him 9 days before he gave a press conference, and announced his cabinet would be almost a woman free zone, it took 11 days before his government was sworn in, and we have been told that he will only talk to the media when he’s got something to say WTF?
If that’s Crystal Clear, give me mud anytime. 😯
The sad thing is that his true agenda was far from “Crystal Clear”.
His policy agenda was far from “Crystal Clear”.
His cuts were far from “Crystal Clear”.
His costings were far from “Crystal Clear”.
And he was far from “Crystal Clear”, about the lack of female representation in his cabinet.
As it turns out, one of the few things that was “Crystal Clear” ( to those that bothered to look) was Abbott’s ties to Murdoch, and their attempts to discredit the government with any lie, scandal or misinformation that they could come up with.
And by his decision to maintain the conservative boys club, another thing that is “Crystal Clear” is that Abbott believes that the two Bishops and Mirabella (gone) may well be the only;
LNP women of calibre! 😦