The Late Tony Abbott?
Now I know that many would revel at the thought of the demise of the Abbott, me included, and given time that will happen. This is simply about the sad reality that we have a PM that has little or no understanding of diplomacy, propriety, good manners or respect.
Watching him make a speech is an exercise in gross embarrassment, as he um’s and ah’s and er’s, his meandering way through, apparently thinking about every word that dribbles from his disconnected mouth (disconnected from his brain that is), in a monumental effort to not place both feet firmly in it, and kick his own tonsils to death. 🙄
Being able to say “we told you so” to all those sadly misguided souls who voted for the LNP, in the vain hope that they would be the “Adult” and “Crystal Clear” government promised prior to the election, gives little satisfaction, as he actively trashes our reputation on the world stage.
When Abbott said that we should not act beyond our station, that should have been a hint for those preparing to vote for the LNP, that he had no freakin idea WTF he was doing.
And true to form, in his first foray into international relations he has portrayed us on the world stage, as a rude and ignorant diplomatic back water, who voted for a PM who can’t even be on time for important meetings with world leaders, cos it was more important for him to be chewing the fat with a mate and likeminded right wing nut-job.
I suppose that we should be grateful for the fact that he didn’t also fall asleep like he did after arriving late for a delegation of Aboriginal elders, who travelled for three days, to meet with a parliamentary committee that he was a member of. He didn’t even apologise for being late, just found his seat and dozed off. 😯 As reported in an article on IA.
Or like the time that he was 30 minutes late for a debate with Nicola Roxon, at the National press club during the 2007 election campaign.
He also missed the debates on pieces of key legislation in the parliament during his time as LOTO.
So Abbott has form in being late, or not turning up at all, but I think that being 20 minutes late for a formal meeting with world leaders, and making the host, Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono, and the Russian President Putin, start without him, is the height of arrogant rudeness.
During the election campaign, (His entire term as LOTO) he was late or a no show, when it came to;
- Policy detail and costing.
- Answering questions.
- Being an “Adult”.
- Being “Crystal Clear”.
So, should we be surprised that we now have the same ignorant, rude and gutless political bully and thug, as PM, that he was as LOTO?
Should we automatically respect a man (?) who was sold to us by the MSM as the best option for PM, with no regard for his ability or skill (or lack thereof) to do the job, when he set the example of no respect to the previous and first female PM?
Should we expect more from our elected representatives, or should we just accept the fact that we now have a government that is morally, emotionally and brain dead, led by the most morally, emotionally and brain dead of them all:
The late Tony Abbott?