Give us a break. Last I looked, most members of Parliament had left school.
Senator Feeney told The Australian today that it was the conservative side of politics which had initiated the heated gender war, as he defended Ms Gillard’s attack on Mr Abbott
“Conservatives cannot complain that there is misogyny debate going on in public life when they and Alan Jones started it,” he said. “I think Tony Abbott mis-stepped when he brought on the debate and I think it’s important to remember that this debate was brought out ultimately by Alan Jones and Tony Abbott and not the Prime Minister.”
Senator Feeney said Ms Gillard’s performance last week was a “superb political performance” and that it was “generally held and understood to be such”.
And is the Senator Feeney who helped Gillard roll Rudd in a dastardly betrayal – a real act of misandry if there ever was one.
And is the Senator Feeney who is expectd to lose his place in the Parliament because no one will be nice and step aside to give him a safe seat? I say one thing: Suck it, buddy, shit happens. And that is not even being sexist.
And now it turned out that this is the same Senator Feeney who has no reservation about issuing sexist and offensive tweets about Senator Milne.
Senator Feeney, the parliamentary secretary for Defence, recently tweeted a series of pictures that feature the same image of Senator Milne with the caption, ”The different emotional states of Senator Christine Milne”.
Senator Milne says the pictures are ”derogatory” and demonstrate sexism is ”institutional” political sexism.
Senator Feeney said they were a statement about the party, not Senator Milne. ”My complaint about the Greens isn’t about Senator Milne’s gender but the fact that they are uncompromising fanatics,” he said.
The tweets contain the same three unflattering shots of Milne (see below), entitled The Different Emotional States of Christine Milne: Euphoric, Boisterous and Sombre.
Is this even funny? I wonder whether Senator Feeney, had in been in the house, would have also voted to keep Peter Slipper as Speaker. I guess so. Is that funny?
Now some of the heavyweights in Labor are calling the end to the name calling (que?), it might just be the case that all this rubbish is not playing well out there in voter land.