Dec 7, 2017

Hinch’s Senate Diary: Old Macdonald’s case of the parliamentary grumps

Senator Ian Macdonald, the official Senate Grinch, continues to spread Christmas jeer after losing out over same-sex marriage amendments.

Derryn Hinch — Senator

Derryn Hinch


Old Macdonald had a frown. That childhood song came back when I saw this picture of the professional grouch Senator Ian Macdonald during the Senate same sex marriage debate last week.

He had just challenged me for wearing a rainbow scarf in the chamber on the day when the No voters were slaughtered, amendment after amendment, as the Dean Smith bill sailed through a day early.

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5 thoughts on “Hinch’s Senate Diary: Old Macdonald’s case of the parliamentary grumps

  1. lykurgus

    On sesquipedalian ne’er-do-wells confronting their slide into irrelevance…
    … and the realisation that irrelevance won’t have ’em either…

    Let no man accuse you of lacking authority.

  2. Rais

    Derryn, it’s good that you resisted the temptation to give a free plug to your book, Hinch vs Canberra, launched this week by Ray Martin, and instead just mentioned in passing your book, Hinch vs Canberra, launched this week by Ray Martin. Hope it goes well. Oh, and thanks for the story about the banquet at Dharamsala. If that’s what they do with their money when so many Tibetans in India are very poor, I’ll be much more careful who I give my next donation to.

  3. AR

    Not only the usual self advertisement from the H/H but also a plug for his book -print versions of his tedious & tawdry Crikey space wasters?
    Haven’t trees suffered enough?

    1. lykurgus

      Which was launched by Ray Martin… Ray Martin being the person who launched Derryn Hinchs book.
      I think he forgot to mention that.

      1. Rais

        No…he just forgot to remention it after mentioning it. As you do.

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