Feb 15, 2018

Hinch’s Senate diary: Beetroot Barnaby misses out on sausages at The Lodge

It was all back-door deals and prime-ministerial jumping castles in Canberra this week, writes Senator Derryn Hinch.

Derryn Hinch — Senator

Derryn Hinch


Chutzpah. It’s a word I use a lot, after a decade living in New York. A Jewish/Yiddish word that many Australians can’t pronounce or spell.

The best definition I ever heard came from that redoubtable Israeli prime minister, Golda Meir. Her example of chutzpah was the Jewish kid who murdered both his parents and pleaded for mercy on the grounds that he was an orphan.

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6 thoughts on “Hinch’s Senate diary: Beetroot Barnaby misses out on sausages at The Lodge

  1. lykurgus

    It’s pronounced as if clearing oysters from your wine-pickled throat, you petseleh! Plyoot!

    Such a yatebedam you think you are, you kuppe drek – coming to praise Sexual Harassment Tomato until you realise you’re the shtunk standing in that corner alone, because even the rest of that shandoiz has standards.

    Your testicles are sultanas and your penis is a noodle!

    1. AR

      Too kind.
      Wayyy to kind.

  2. AR

    Read any good legislation lately? Done anything worth your overgenerous salary? Enhanced the world in any way, however small?
    ..chrripp, chrriripp

  3. old greybearded one

    Derryn, do it tough bullshit. Survive as a useless prick of a minster and get a big pension and a cushy job with a foreign company for doing bugger all, ie Robb. Yes you have to go to Canberra, where you get paid generous accommodation allowance even if you own the house via negative gearing in your wife’s name. Meanwhile the FIFOs get nothing like the salary, have 1 week home a month, get none of the allowances and can’t create a job for their pregnant girlfriend. For gawd’s sake grow up.

  4. MAC TEZ

    If only there was a perfect word for you DH but there’s just too many and they’re almost all too rude to print.

  5. York City

    Crikey’s very own Jethro.

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