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17 thoughts on ““Who wouldn’t want a cabinet full of women?”

  1. klewso

    “Decent Aussies are ropeable”? That would be Truss’s Portfolio?

  2. klewso

    I thought he’d at least have a female Fisheries Minister?
    His cabinet looks like a small-goods curing room?

  3. zut alors

    Perhaps it’s better this way – blame the blokes for the inevitable mess.

  4. rhwombat

    Gillard was correct. Rupert’s Rabbott is scared of women.

  5. Stevo the Working Twistie

    “Blue-veined junket guns” wins all the things.

  6. drovers cat

    The vast majority of women are not misogynist, compassion-free, borderline sociopaths, with a supercilious, vengeful, sneering contempt for anyone they feel is less than themselves.
    That’s why the Coalition has few to choose from.

  7. paddy

    drovers cat…..Standing ovation. Take a bow.

    FD. I can tell that asterisk is going to be very busy for the next little while.

  8. Andybob

    There is nothin’ like a dame,
    But one in cabinet world,
    ‘Cept for Julie there’s no name
    That is anythin’ like a dame!

  9. Freja

    It’s not just symbolism. I’m certain that, male or female, the cabinet of the Abbott government is going to be an apocalypse of horrors on the environment, social issues, the economy and anyone with an emotional range that recognises the benefit of compassion. BUT the fact that Abbott said that he wishes that there were more women on cabinet but that he advocates merit based appointments and way-hey, aren’t my daughters and one of my dumber candidates hot! sends a very strong message to young women that is reinforced by media and social conditioning Australia wide. You are only as valuable as your sexual attractiveness to men. If you want merit-based positions, sorry – you’re not male so that’s not an option for you. It keeps women down and small…or loud and protesty but ensures that it’s hard to just be accepted for who we are instead of our hoo-hahs.

  10. Blair Martin

    Nah, Stevo – spam lances FTW!

  11. klewso

    His personal trainer, Honest John Howard, had such leading lights as “Strike a Light” Bishop (of kero dipped old folks fame), “No More 4U” Newman (Minister for Social Insecurity, 3 pensions and Manuel’s mum) and Mandy “Rau Nerve” Vanstone.

  12. drmick

    He should be very very careful. Having surrounded himself with a Phallus Phorest including vegemite vandals like the parrot and wife beating drunks like blot and all the other crap news phone hackers and brothel managers, the stab in the back might not be a knife.

  13. klewso

    One thing’s for sure, there’ll be no “jobs for the boys” for Toady after he loses office – he could never serve abroad?
    [(Well not in that way – nudge, nudge, wink, wank?)]

  14. klewso

    Not as an ambassador anyway.

  15. PDGFD1

    drovers cat… BRAVO…

    May I quote you?

    Almost (blissfully) forgot… we’re now in the eon of ‘better to seek forgiveness than ask permission’

    Amendment… I shall quote you!

  16. klewso

    “Cousin Jethro’s got more talent than any of Toady’s ladies except Lady Penelope” – says it all really?

    [Hint – from The Abbott Manifesto : “Eye-candy, pretty faces and sex appeal are meant to be seen and not herd – don’t mention “refugees queuing up at hospitals to stop traffic”; that can draw attention to a lack of policies and thought – and cost you your place in the *PMT queue.
    ……………….* Prime Minister Tony.]

  17. klewso

    ….. sorry re “Eye-candy… seen and be photographed (“Misogynist Proofing”) with and not heard – …”
    (just noticed that bit, under a crumb)


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