Sep 6, 2013

Tony, the godfather, with the energy of audacity

Tony Abbott has already won. He knows it, Rudd knows it, everyone knows it. But he's still campaigning like the godfather he is, with consigliere Peta Credlin not far behind. Relax. It's not going to be that bad.

Guy Rundle — Correspondent-at-large

Guy Rundle


Tony Abbott mangos

“I have been bitter with you, my brother,
Remembering that saying of Lenin when the shadow
Was already on his face: ‘The emotions are not skilled workers.'”

— Ern Malley, Colloquy with John Keats

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31 thoughts on “Tony, the godfather, with the energy of audacity

  1. parrick

    There will be some small mercies, none better than …“we must defend funding for study of public art response to climate change”
    Thank you Guy, you’ve made this turgid affair bearable, even enjoyable.

  2. mattsui

    That’s it.
    The five weeks of hate is over.
    Everyone back to your cubicle and resume your work.
    And enjoy it.
    While you still have it.

  3. Scott Steensma

    Great article. I nearly had a serious ROFL moment at the life-jackets bit- the first genuine laugh I’ve enjoyed during the campaign.

  4. Andrew McMillen

    Thanks once again for your campaign dispatches, Guy. A class act.

  5. swimming the hellespont

    Bravo Guy and thank you so much for the image of Fatty O’Barrell being like an OAP scrabbling for a discarded parsnip. It will almost sustain me for the next four years – the image, not the parsnip.

  6. mikeb

    “The room — blue ’80s lighting, jellyfish chandeliers, like being inside Julie Bishop’s head”.
    Yes, yes – I can just imagine that.

    Well done GR. The only bright light of this sad & sorry campaign.

  7. Warren Joffe

    Your foreign sojourns obviously do you good Guy. Could we perhaps get Tim Flannery and Clive Hamilton to take a few years sabbatical wandering the world. I doubt it would make them entertaining to read though.

  8. MJPC

    Guy, your reports have been the highlight of this election.”Our little fiony” and Diaz on the “Candidate Protection Program”, I laughed out loud till I realised these imposters actually might be representing their electorate! GHUA

  9. parrick

    Wagcock? surely not.

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