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May 14, 2012

Craig Thomson on Today: 'it was not me'

The politician whose name is now synonymous with "embattled," Craig Thomson, was interviewed by Laurie Oakes on the Today show yesterday, remaining adamant he is the victim of


The politician whose name is now synonymous with “embattled,” Craig Thomson, was interviewed by Laurie Oakes on the Today show yesterday, remaining adamant he is the victim of a set-up.


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17 thoughts on “Craig Thomson on Today: ‘it was not me’

  1. Schoo M

    I think Laurie did well to NOT roll his eyes? You can tell he’s not impressed. If this is a preview of what we can expect in Parliament, then Craig and his people need to get Toby Ziegler on the case. Or, perhaps he’s setting himself up for an insanity defense?

  2. Edward James

    Every politician who sits in our Federal Parliament should hang their heads in shame. This MP is getting ready to lie to you and you are too spineless to pass judgement as part of the peoples court of public opinion. Edward James

  3. Suzanne Blake

    Laurie should have asked about the lawyer fees and also quizzed him on the claim his drivers licence was in the HSU office and not with him, while he was driving.

  4. Meski

    @SchooM: Or coaching from Bill Clinton> “I did not have s3x with this woman”

  5. Rob Da Borg

    Houston we have a problem!!!


    Latest message received from Alien Life Probe (ALP) unit Thomo (Lost somewhere deep in the rear of the Gillardian Galaxy; somewhere in a Parallel Universe…Far…Far…away!) shows massive CPU malfunctions and multiple Memory Bank failures.

    Transmission received via the LOakes Deep Space Probe Antennae follows:

    MESSAGE:…A HSU rival plot…Bzzzzttt…Bing…Plong…Klink…not me with prostitutes..Klang….Bzzzrttt…Zappp…Bzzzrttt…what $200K???…Ppfffft…Pzzzt…Ping…Pong…my Sister in Law’s…Pfffffffttt…Hizzzzz…Hollies ARE HSU biz…Kaboom…Kaplattt…Phewwwwwwiiiiiiii…ATM withdrawals…Zrrrrprtzzz…Chiiipowww…Bzzzzrrrr…it’s just not me Laurie…Craaaash…Ka-Boooooom…Kaput…Pfftttt…

    PROGNOSIS: Alien Life Probe (ALP) unit Thomo is Doomed and about to crash with a huge implosive force. This will; in turn, create a massive Black Hole which will suck up the whole of the Gillardian Galaxy int oblivion.

    The Gillardian Galaxy’s Best Treasury Technology Officer Con-Whata Goose has tried to massage the Taxlithium-Giveaway Crystals to generate more positive polling energy, to no avail.

    Therefore; the instability in the Gillardian Galaxy’s space-time polling energy continuum means it will not be able to survive the Thomo-triggered implosion.

    WARNING: If you are an Alien Life Probe (ALP) Unit, orbiting the Gillardian Galaxy, suggested emergency procedure is as follows: Sit Down; Grab Your Ankles and Pull Towards You, Stick Your Head Between Your Knees, and…Kiss Your you know what; Goodbye!


  6. Ian

    I always believed that Oakes was highly overated. This i/v just proves it…..btw, Laurie google up ..how to hack a mobile phone. Try to swap blind ignorance for some form of intelligence.

  7. A. N. Onymus

    Suzanne Blake,

    He did NOT say his licence was in the HSU office. He said the number details of his licence were in the office. I would have thought an auditor (forensic, foresnic, or any other kind) would have known the difference. My resume contains details of my educational qualifications. When I submit it to a prospective employer, I do not submit my certificates, only the details of them.

    As you never acknowledge your errors, what would you like to change the subject to this time?

    For anyone interested who did not see the interview, it is available in two parts at video.au.msn.com/browse/genres/todayshow (insert the http prefix).

  8. Malcolm Street

    Edward James – “you are too spineless to pass judgement as part of the peoples court of public opinion”. Thomson appears to be a complete sh*t, and his story is laughable, but he should be tried by a real court and until then entitled to the presumption of innocence. The phrase “peoples court of public opinion” to me sounds like a lynch mob…

  9. Suzanne Blake

    @ A. N. Onymus

    he said

    “My drivers licence was readily available in terms of the number that was there”

    I have worked for many decades and never has my “Drivers Licence” number been anywhere in an office but in my possession or used for certain banking / security forms.

    The Escort Agencies have in one case a photocopy of his licence and in the other its details written on the back of the credit card voucher (merchant copy).

    So either way, they have both, the actual copy copy and numbers, take your pick.

  10. Suzanne Blake

    @ Malcolm Street

    Edward James has done a great job in the electorate and surrounding electorates detailing corruption / criminality etc. Everything from Labor Minister Orkorpolous (in jail for child se x offences) to Council issues.

    In the case of Orkorpolous he was blowing the whistle before then them Labor Premier took action. Do some research.

  11. A. N. Onymus


    You have correctly quoted exactly what he said.

    I, too, have worked for many decades. I have not worked for the HSU. Have you? I do not know what they require in their records. Do you? He has; he knows.

    ” . . . never has my ‘Drivers Licence’ number been anywhere in an office but in my possession or used for certain banking / security forms.”

    Do you know what the holders of those banking / security forms do with your driver’s licence number, or where they might record it?

    Do you control what they do with it (e.g. enter it into one or more databases)?

    Do you control the methods of safeguarding the information at those institutions?

    Unauthorised charges were made online using my debit card numbers years ago. When speaking with a bank employee about the matter, another employee overheard us. She asked what had happened. The woman to whom I had been speaking told her and added, “There’s a lot of this happening lately.” A few days later my husband mentioned what had happened to a group of friends. One of them said he and his wife had had a call from their bank (not the same one as mine) advising their new credit cards were ready to be picked up. In the couple of days BETWEEN the call and the time they picked the cards up, charges had been made using them. About three weeks later friends a thousand km away had the same thing happen with yet another bank.

    If something similar were to happen to you and you claimed you had not made such purchases, everyone who reads your constant attacks on Julia Gillard and others would not hesitate to call you a l-i-a-r.

  12. A. N. Onymus

    Malcolm Street,

    Amen re your lynch mob comment.

    Years ago someone with whom I worked in an office was talking about a rumour going around our small town (priest, small children). She was convinced it must be true because so many people said it was. Her fiancé happened to be a teacher at one of the local Roman Catholic schools. I asked her how she would feel if someone started a story about him and one or more of his pupils.

    The next day she told me she had been thinking about what I had said and was going to wait for proof before believing the rumour about the priest.

    Sadly, I fear Suzanne will not do that, i.e. think.

  13. Roquefort Muckraker

    I started to watch this interview, but the combined toll of seeing Oakes and Thomson together was sufficiently repulsive; I turned it off. Any way you slice it Thomson’s a scum bag, but that’s no crime. Decent people wouldn’t invite him into their homes. That’s no judgment on whether he did or did not use union funds to hire hookers. Just keep away from pandering fools, whether they’re ALP, Coalition, or Green; pandering is pandering.

    As for Oakes, Schoo M made some comment about Oakes not being impressed with Oakes. Since when was Laurie Oakes the measure of good judgment and moral clarity? I hope never to ask “What would Laurie Oakes do?”

  14. Andybob

    Amazing chutzpah

  15. Edward James

    Posted Monday, 14 May 2012 at 7:56 pm | Permalink Malcolm Street. This crikey string is a small part of the peoples court of public opinion, hardly a lynch mob. As you wrote, Thomson appears to be a complete sh*t, and his story is laughable. You are right Malcolm, but you do not go far enough! Politics is understood by many voters to be all about the peoples perceptions like yours. I do not care what the law courts in another place may or may not do with the failed Labor MP for Dobell Craig Thomson. The peoples will judge the Labor Party and the public disgrace they and their leader supported for so long, which is failed MP for Dobell Craig Thomson. We will do it in the peoples court of public opinion. We will use our ballot papers to do to Labor what the Labor Party has been too spineless to do for itself. Trow out the garbage! Edward James

  16. Suzanne Blake

    @ Rob Da Borg

    You may indeed be right, hence the urgent cash splash rushed into Parliament and out to voters.

  17. Edward James

    Labor Party grubs are using our money to buy advertising on National commercial TV. So they can tell TV viewers they are doing it right for you! What a load of political garbage! Our elected representatives on both sides of government have for decades worked together to suck voters in to believing we have a choice. I hope voters will understand that choice will be more apparent after we have dismantled half of what we have accepted as and now know as the two parties not much preferred ! The national Labor party is long over due to be dismantled, the next council elections is the place to star rebuilding the future. Nothing connected to Labor Party gets past second last on any ballot paper. Not only is Labor unfit to govern, it is not worthy of any revenue from the commission for votes which may be found silly enough to have voted for something which amounts to nothing more than a myth.
    Edward James


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