Wednesday, December 02, 2009

No Stalinists here

“We don’t have the same kind of Stalinist enforcement that the Labor Party has.”

Thus spoke Tony Abbott, the newly anointed non-Stalinist leader of the Liberal party, promising his broad-church brethren an open vote on the Emissions Trading Scheme.

Certainly a fine sentiment, echoed by renowned independent thinker Christopher Pyne:

“We’re not a Stalinist organisation where everyone has to be the same kind of person.”

No doubt the following incident was a hangover from the Turnbull Interregnum, an aberration which will not be repeated under Tony Abbott’s “healing” leadership.

[Liberal Senator Judith Troeth] was pursued around the chamber last night by the party’s whips and left the Senate visibly upset.

Yep, not quite “the same kind of Stalinist enforcement that the Labor Party has...”

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Blogger Caz said...

In the US Abbott has been described as an "arch-conservative".

I guess Bishop is a fossilled-fuel.

14/12/09 9:08 PM  
Anonymous Harry Heidelberg said...

In the end who gives a toss about Judith Troll. I don't know much about her but I have suspicions she's a Stalinista who'd turn the nation into a dictatorship and introduce Prohibition. Visibly upset? Perhaps tired and emotional. Talk about drama queen. What's the point of shuffling around the senate visibly upset? Shouldn't she just sit down and shut up? I have no time for these nobodies who grandstand here and there just because the cameras are switched on. As soon as the red "on air" sign went off I am sure visibly upset morphed into a look of resigned boredom. The show was over. Exit stage LEFT.

16/1/10 4:17 PM  

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