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Old 20th March 2017, 07:33 PM
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Nice OP from Kristina Keneally about our soon-to-be-PM:

Peter Dutton shines as a minister when his opponents can't be heard
In Dutton’s Australia, CEOs can campaign against penalty rates but not for marriage equality. Free speech is great, unless CEOs disagree with government policy
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Old 20th March 2017, 08:24 PM
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Oh my god the man is a dill. He wont be leader, Turnbull's polls improved today. He's by far the best option on that side of the house, obviously imo.
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Old 20th March 2017, 09:13 PM
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Oh my god the man is a dill.


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He wont be leader,
We'll see. I may be in error, but I think he probably will be. When they get desperate enough.

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Turnbull's polls improved today.
One poll.

That's just noise.

The signal has been unmistakable.

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He's by far the best option on that side of the house, obviously imo.
IMO, Turnbull's goose is cooked. Although, the meal may take a year or so to be served. And I have to acknowledge that a week is a long time in politics.
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Old 20th March 2017, 09:21 PM
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Oh my god the man is a dill.


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He wont be leader,
We'll see. I may be in error, but I think he probably will be. When they get desperate enough.

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Turnbull's polls improved today.
One poll.

That's just noise.

The signal has been unmistakable.

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He's by far the best option on that side of the house, obviously imo.
IMO, Turnbull's goose is cooked. Although, the meal may take a year or so to be served. And I have to acknowledge that a week is a long time in politics.

I like my idea better.

Malcom won't want to lose his Big Chair, so he will call an early election.
Then Bill the Dill will realize he's a nuff nuff and let Penny Wong have the Second Biggest Chair.
Then she will win the early election, and save the world.
The end.
It could happen.



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Old 20th March 2017, 09:32 PM
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He wont be leader,
We'll see. I may be in error, but I think he probably will be. When they get desperate enough.

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Turnbull's polls improved today.
One poll.

That's just noise.

The signal has been unmistakable.

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He's by far the best option on that side of the house, obviously imo.
IMO, Turnbull's goose is cooked. Although, the meal may take a year or so to be served. And I have to acknowledge that a week is a long time in politics.

I like my idea better.

Malcom won't want to lose his Big Chair, so he will call an early election.
Then Bill the Dill will realize he's a nuff nuff and let Penny Wong have the Second Biggest Chair.
Then she will win the early election, and save the world.
The end.
It could happen.



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Old 20th March 2017, 09:49 PM
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I like my idea better.

Malcom won't want to lose his Big Chair, so he will call an early election.
Then Bill the Dill will realize he's a nuff nuff and let Penny Wong have the Second Biggest Chair.
Then she will win the early election, and save the world.
The end.
It could happen.

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Wot could go Wong?

Penny Wong as PM would be great, mind you. She as a working brain, which is good. But the downside is that she has a working brain!



The WA result has given Labor some momentum, but I am not sure how that will translate to the National level. Dutton might be just what Labor needs to win the next election. Despite the polls, Turncoat is likeable, but he is inconsequential. He will bend to the more to the right [he is already], because he thinks its cool to be PM. And if I was the "brains trust" of the Liberal Party, I would put Julie Bishop in the top job. She is right wing enough to satisfy most, has brains, and can be a good attack dog when the need arises.

Ideology aside [and associated funding issues, like foreign aid], she hasn't done a bad job as Foreign Minister. Anyway, she comes across as a serious player, even if one disagrees with her politics. Turncoat is a dilettante, and Dutton has the personality of a dead fish.

Cori Bernardi is a "strong leader", in an ISIS sort of way, but we don't need to worry about him because he has taken his marbles and gone done playing with himself now.
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Old 20th March 2017, 09:58 PM
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If Peter Dutton becomes PM, it means that the end of the world is nigh and I'll form my own damn political party, because fuck.
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Dutton has the personality of a dead fish.
Insult to dead fish. Dutton has the personality of a potato. Sorry potatoes ...
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Old 20th March 2017, 10:17 PM
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I like my idea better.
I like your idea better, too.

Yet, to paraphrase what we often say to visiting theists, just because you like an idea doesn't make it so.

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Malcom won't want to lose his Big Chair, so he will call an early election.
He's done that once . That worked out so well for him last time . Not. I suppose it worked out better for him in the short term than if he'd waited , but ...

I don't think that strategy will be viable a second time.

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Then Bill the Dill will realize he's a nuff nuff
I think he's the man everyone, me especially, have systemically underestimated. At time, perhaps I was were right be cautious of him, based on his some of his past. Yet, to date, he has so far exceeded anything I expected of him. His team appears to be united and -at least superficially- to have learned from their recent Rudd/Gillard/Rudd past. As even some in the Murdocracy appear to realise - Kelly's article was my favourite, too! - I think "the left" has pulled together somewhat, energised and united by the advance of the Trumpists, Hansonites, Benrardists, Abetzites and their ilk. In some (but, IMO, so far, not enough) significant respects this has pulled Shorten left along the way. Having long under-estimated him, I'm prepared to give him an opportunity.

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and let Penny Wong have the Second Biggest Chair.
She's absolutely wonderful, and would be my choice in a flash, but she's in the wrong chamber, with no apparent way to do a Luke Foley.

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Then she will win the early election, and save the world.
The end.
It could happen.
If only it would.

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Penny Wong as PM would be great, mind you. She as a working brain, which is good.
I'm torn between posting multiple s, and remarking upon how low the bar has been set of late ...

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But the downside is that she has a working brain!
As those without working brains fuck more up, we shall see whether or not that remains a downside. One can hope.

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The WA result has given Labor some momentum, but I am not sure how that will translate to the National level.
I agree.

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Dutton might be just what Labor needs to win the next election.
I agree .

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Despite the polls, Turncoat is likeable, but he is inconsequential. He will bend to the more to the right [he is already], because he thinks its cool to be PM.
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And if I was the "brains trust" of the Liberal Party, I would put Julie Bishop in the top job.
You are nothing like the "brains trust" of the Liberal Party.

If they have one ...

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She is right wing enough to satisfy most
No, she decidedly is not.

The right wing regards her as being even worse than Turnbull.

IMO, she has next to no chance of being replacing Turnbull.
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