I do not say Andrew Bolt is a complete weasel
But I do say that Bolt’s performance yesterday following Prime Minister Gillard’s tears in Parliament is a study in the use of weasel words.
I do not say Julia Gillard’s tears in Parliament today, in talking about the Queensland floods and Cyclone Yasi, were anything but genuine. . . .
But I do say the tears follow much damaging criticism about Gillard being ”wooden” in responding to the disasters.
I do fear that to suddenly go from one extreme to the other will jar with many.
Again, I do not conclude that Gillard is insincere. I just suspect that they will not do Gillard the good they may have done had she cried in front of the victims instead.
I do not say that, if Gillard had actually cried in front of flood victims instead of in Parliament, Bolt would have written something like...
I do not say Julia Gillard’s tears in front of flood victims were anything but genuine.
But I do say there’s a time and place for everything, and though I do not lightly say so unless pressed to give my opinion, I suspect that a weeping Prime Minister unloading on already traumatised people may seem inappropriate to many people.
I do not say that alcohol is an effective remedy for a bad taste in the mouth.
But I do say that a drink after reading anything by Bolt might well be considered medicinal.