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    Default Peter Dutton could be your PM ...

    Sadly, I feel that this scenario has the ring of plausibility about it:

    Peter Dutton could be your next prime minister
    Yes, it sounds like a bad joke, but but that's what politics has become in 2017.


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    But there's something that you might have missed in all the sound and fury. And it is this: there's a good chance that 2017 will close with Peter Dutton as our next prime minister.

    Tony Abbott knows it, which is why he's desperately attempting to assert some sort of authority over the Liberal Party with his hilarious five point plan, aka the Do As I Say And Not Literally As I Did Back When I Was In Power God Please Look At Me list.

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    If the Liberals plan to get rid of Turnbull – and the horror polls today are telling them that something needs to change if they plan on maintaining government, and they've shown that they're not remotely willing to do something as cowardly as change their actual policies – then the conservatives have to have a provide a plausible leadership contender, and that talent pool is both shallow and tepid.

    Dutton, however, has so many advantages for a Liberal Party splitting under internal beefs, fracturing with its Coalition partners and terrified of the rise of One Nation. For example:

    1. He's not remotely clever ...
    Telling, depressing details at link ...

    2. He was making a point of not caring about vulnerable people before it was cool ...
    Gruesome details at link ...

    3. The right of the party have literally no choice ...
    Yup .

    And sure, it's hard to imagine that Dutton will lead the Coalition to anything other than a landslide defeat - but won't it be exciting to finally have someone to replace Billy MacMahon as Australia's greatest joke of a PM?
    Last edited by Blue Lightning; 27th February 2017 at 10:27 PM.
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    Default Re: Peter Dutton could be your PM ...

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    Last edited by Blue Lightning; 27th February 2017 at 10:25 PM.
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    Default Re: Peter Dutton could be your PM ...

    So, First Dog to the rescue:
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    Default Re: Peter Dutton could be your PM ...

    I hope not!
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    Default Re: Peter Dutton could be your PM ...

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    Default Re: Peter Dutton could be your PM ...

    Perhaps a possum for PM might not be a bad idea. My expectations are so low these days. At least possums are pleasant to look at.
    Just stick to the idea that science tests falsifiable hypotheses to destruction.

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    Default Re: Peter Dutton could be your PM ...

    Quote Darwinsbulldog said View Post
    Perhaps a possum for PM might not be a bad idea ...
    I'd prefer a Civil Disobedience Penguin.
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    Mr Dutton is so wooden, it would be a real nail in his coffin if he becomes the next PM.
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    Default Re: Peter Dutton could be your PM ...

    The sad thing is there are so many in the liberal party that would be even worse.
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    Default Re: Peter Dutton could be your PM ...

    All potential PM should be put through the AFA forum's debunking, de-programming and vetting service. Perhaps we should offer an intensive on-line course for potential candidates, and if they graduate, they can proudly put the letters CPACT after their names. [Certified Practicing Atheist and Critical Thinker].

    Julia Gillard would be an excellent candidate. Very clever, personable, quite humanistic and kind [for a lawyer and politician], but hasn't quite rid herself of some of those "Cultural Christian" values.
    Just stick to the idea that science tests falsifiable hypotheses to destruction.

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