From time to time, I watch Australian Story but this week’s mawkish eulogy for Tony Windsor was an episode that I definitely had to avoid.
What is about the ABC (or leftoids, more generally) and Windsor?
To my mind, Windsor is one of the grubbiest, self-serving slugs about when it comes to politicians. His holier-than-thou attitude disguises a complete lack of knowledge of the topics on which he seemingly holds strong interventionist positions – climate change, CSG, Murray-Darling, NBN.
He is an example of the worst kind of politician – a condescending know-it-all who supports policies that are harmful to ordinary people and is only too happy to use taxpayer money to support his pet causes. The pork barrelling that has gone in the seat of New England is just obscene.
I was very unhappy when he decided to retire. I would have travelled to New England to campaign against him. His defeat was at the very top of my bucket list. (I believe he would have lost, by the way.)
The ABC should have a good look at themselves for giving such favourable coverage to this complete sleazebag. Why should anyone give a toss that Windsor thinks Turnbull would make a good PM?
Good riddance, Tony.