Politics

Feb 7, 2013

Richard Farmer’s chunky bits: new tubby hero

People who saw Joe Hockey as a tubby trailblazer have a new US political star.

Richard Farmer

Crikey political commentator

Replacing Joe Hockey. With Joe having let us down here at home with his stomach stapling we tubbies must turn elsewhere for a political hero. And to the rescue comes the New Jersey governor Chris Christie.

Chris Christie on the Letterman show - you need to be on a VPN and pretending to be in the US to view

Note: Because of rights matters viewers from Australia get excluded from watching this clip. Just another reason to pay the small price and get on to a virtual private network! Could this be a clue? As I regularly scan the internet I am stunned by the dislike -- often verging on a downright hatred -- so many people express about Julia Gillard. In their more sanitised way the opinion polls reflect a disapproval that supposedly makes her one of the most unpopular Prime Ministers of recent times. Why is it so when, by so many measures, Australia under her stewardship is one of the world's best run countries? Perhaps yesterday's Irish Independent suggests an answer:

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