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Is Shorten PM material?

Discussion in 'General Chat' started by dutchie, Apr 24, 2012.

Is Shorten PM material?

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  1. dutchie

    dutchie Well-Known Member

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    So we have a Swan that is a goose.

    Now we have a smart alec Shorten that's one too!

    Bill thought he had Tony Abbott in his sights and picked him up on his stumble about the time that the RBA would announce the next interest rate:-

    BILL SHORTEN: We all make mistakes but when you want to be the alternative Prime Minister of Australia, interest rates is just such an important issue and the Reserve Bank board has been meeting on the second Tuesday of the month since 1960, according to the RBA archives.
    It's been meeting on the second Tuesday of the month since 1960.


    But wait....

    SAMANTHA HAWLEY: That's wrong too. The RBA board meets on the first Tuesday of the month, not the second as Bill Shorten says.


    We'll have to remember that one, Bill, if you ever entertain being PM or Opposition leader.

    Ha ha ha - I love it when smart alecs make fools of themselves when trying to make fools of others.

    PM material - LOL - you've got to be kidding.

    http://www.abc.net.au/pm/content/2012/s3488236.htm
     
  2. Starcraftmazter

    Starcraftmazter Well-Known Member

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    None of them know anything about economics, and they never have. Look at the catastrophe Howard and Costello created.

    None of them are fit to be PM nor run the country. Fire them all and replace them with competent non-mainstream economists.
     
  3. Garpal Gumnut

    Garpal Gumnut Well-Known Member

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    Shorten is a lightweight.

    [video]http://video.news.com.au/2227300814/Shorten-supports-PM-on-Slipper?area=videoindex1[/video]

    gg
     
  4. Garpal Gumnut

    Garpal Gumnut Well-Known Member

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    Poor Bill Shorten's, Gillard brown-nosing interview with David Speers has gone worldwide.

    This from the UK Sun, a reputable organ, not known to spread tittle nor tattle.

    http://www.thesun.co.uk/sol/homepag...nister-takes-brown-nosing-to-a-new-level.html

    gg
     
  5. nulla nulla

    nulla nulla Positive Expectancy

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    Saw this on the tele last night. I think it is one of the funniest clips I have seen since Monty Python. If he ever quits politics or gets the flick, Shorten should consider a carreer as a comedian, then again........:).
     
  6. dutchie

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    Bill Shorten came to power in an age of union thuggery. Annie Huang is lucky Bill didn't send round some union heavies to beat her up.

    Meanwhile on the Gillard/Wilson/Blewitt alleged rorts, Shorten said;

    "The union took the matter to the police, the union got these people removed and they were relentless in terms of chasing these matters down at that time."

    Relentless?:rolleyes: No member of the gang of three has been bought to justice.
     
  10. Ves

    Ves Beyond Good and Evil

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    I don't like Bill Shorten (he held up / is holding up some key reform announcements in my industry) - but this is another media beat-up. What a yawnfest the political news is lately, a waste of time for intelligent people.
     
  11. Gringotts Bank

    Gringotts Bank Well-Known Member

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    First he mouths off at the shopkeeper for not having a pie ready. Then he makes up some BS excuse about her saying "Gillard is soft". You can bet she said nothing of the sort. It's not the end of the world, but he is still a dick.
     
  12. Calliope

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    You think so? It probably would have gone unreported, except that the woman, who was raised in China, thought she heard the former head of one of most stand-over unions in the country, say "You will lose business."

    Is it any wonder she had a sleepless night?

    http://www.theaustralian.com.au/nat...back-to-bite-him/story-fn59niix-1226442555518
     
  13. Ves

    Ves Beyond Good and Evil

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    I guess you can twist words however you like. Especially if you have a video without any audio (or even better if you did, you could cut the audio off at a particular moment for maximum effect!).

    "You will lose the business" "You will lose my business" "You have lost my business" "You will not have my business" "I am taking my business elsewhere"

    The above phrases are all pretty similar... but...

    ... it is amazing how adaptable the English language is. He could have said any one of them and it still could have an alternate meaning depending on your perspective / context.

    Option A: Doomsday scenario. I am going to close your business down.

    Option B: You do not have what I want. I will shop elsewhere.

    Which may I ask makes a better story?
     
  14. Miss Hale

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    (I posted this on another thread but it's more appropriate here).

    Interesting the way this was treated on 'Insiders' this morning, more or less as a joke at the end of the show. Imagine if Tony Abbott had done something like this, it would be headine news and ther would be claims that he is unfit to be PM :rolleyes:

    I was really surprised with the way Shorten reacted though. Regardless of the fact that he was just popping in to get a pie for his son before a footy match, being a politician unfortunately means you can be approached at any time by members of the public who wish to discuss or comment on political matters, it's just part of the job. If he was in a hurry and really didn't have time to engage in political debate he could have still behaved much more graciously.
     
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    Indeed.

    A soggy humble pie of that nature would have been rubbed in TA's face while Bill was allowed to eat his with at least some dignity.
     
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    I would say after all the publicity this week, Wayne Swan is setting himself up to replace Gillard and Shorten may be wedged out of contention.
     
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    Nice to know our government isn't just scoffed at locally


     
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    Barry Cassidy was soft on Bill Shorten on Insiders today.

    My tip is that he'll be leading the Labor Party by the end of the year.
     
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