Jan 22, 2013
Crikey compiles a list of Australia's political nicknames.
They may be “Senator” or “spokesperson” to you, but to their inner coterie (or childhood pals, or colleagues behind their back) they’re known as …
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Um, who calls Tony Abbott that and why on earth would anyone think it’s appropriate to give someone so high profile a nickname that’s also a racial slur?!
Ha! These nicknames reveal absolutely the lack of wit and intelligence of most parliamentarians. Even the medya could do better than this.
And whilst compiling this riveting list of “whatever” the great “Tips & Rumours” operators at Crikeh missed the PM slotting Nova Peris into the #1 position on the NT Senate Ticket.
Another late comment as I’ve been off line but what the hell I’m enjoying talking to myself tonight. I like Comrade Swansteen, have always referred to Julia as Dame Julia (from before the whole lady Macbeth thing), enjoy the sinophile flavour of Chairman Rudd and have a longstanding habit of referring to the entire Liberal National Coalition as “the B team”.