If it weren’t so farcical, it would just be funny…or would it?

April 29, 2012 at 6:08 am Leave a comment

Minister Bill Shorten was interviewed on Sky news a couple of days ago.  In part, he was asked about the Peter Slipper matter, and even if you don’t know a thing about the Slipper matter, this would still be an amazing performance.  Remember, this is a responsible member of our government.

Take a look at this from YouTube:  “The Talented Mr Shorten”

At first glance, this is ‘cabinet solidarity’ gone crazy: “whatever my boss says, I agree with it”!

But respected political commentator Michelle Gratten, in the Sydney Morning Herald today (29/4/12) suggests there is a much more subtle message going on here.  This was the third in a series of statements by Mr Shorten which together,  had the effect of distancing himself from his Prime Minister.  She suggests it’s a small move in his plan to become leader himself eventually…but not yet.  Read her full article here.  Interesting…

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Goodbye and thank you, Bob Brown Change of plans….

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