Confirming most people’s views. A giant turn-off for most people is the likely verdict on yesterday’s parliamentary shenanigans. Those who don’t fancy the Prime Minister one little bit will now perhaps have extra reason for their view. Those that admire her feminine toughness have seen their heroine confirm it. And most of us were far more interested in the gripping finish to test match cricket while wishing that the parliamentary year would soon end with politicians vanishing off the face of Canberra.
Not a good look. Doing your own dirty work is not a good idea for a politician and Julie Bishop should have known better than to meet with union bagman Ralph Blewitt last week as part of her search for documents relating to Julia Gillard’s work history. Surely that was a task for an underling and not the would-be deputy prime minister. She emerges looking grubby and more than a little desperate in her search for some fact or other than might really trouble people about their PM.