The difference 3 votes makes

Three more votes for Peter Dutton converts 40-45 into 43-42. Dutton wins by by 1 like the margin for Tony over Turnbull years ago.

By a weird coincidence 40 people did not sign the fateful petition that required 43 names. It looks as though 45 were prepared to sign. Three less and there would have been no spill, today anyway, and Turnbull would still be PM tonight.

I can’t recall where this list came from. How come there was talk of 45 signatories? I suppose they just gave up after 43 and stopped chasing the two standouts. Where was Tim Wilson?

1.Andrew Hastie
2.Tony Pasin
3.Sussan Ley
4.Craig Kelly
5.Michael Sukkar
6.Kevin Andrews
7.Tony Abbott
8.Ian Goodenough
9.Nicolle Flint
10.Peter Dutton
11.Amanda Stoker
12.Jonathon Duniam
13.David Bushby
14.James Paterson
15.Eric Abetz
16.Concetta Fierravanti-Wells
17.James McGrath
18.Jim Molan
19.Slade Brockman
20.Dean Smith
21.Jane Hume
22.Mitch Fifield
23.John McVeigh
24.David Fawcett
25.Mathias Cormann
26.Michaelia Cash
27.Karen Andrews (“because this has to be resolved”)
28.Greg Hunt
29.Steven Ciobo
30.Angus Taylor
31.Alan Tudge
32.Michael Keenan
33.Andrew Wallace
34.Scott Buchholz (“I support the office of the Prime Minister”)
35.Jason Wood
36.Ross Vasta
37.Luke Howarth
38.Rick Wilson
39.Ted O’Brien
40.Zed Seselja
41.Andrew Laming
42.Ben Morton
43.Warren Entsch (“for Brendan Nelson”)

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50 Responses to The difference 3 votes makes

  1. Infidel Tiger

    Jim Molan is a duplicitous and cowardly scumbag.

    Declared for Dutton. Voted for Morrison.

  2. Infidel Tiger

    Ben Morton is another one.

    Warren Entsch too.

  3. Infidel Tiger

    Where was Tim Wilson?

    That will be his epitaph.

    A vacuous non-entity.

  4. DM of WA

    Pleased to see number 8 is my MP, Ian Goodenough, immediately after Tony Abbott.

  5. Leigh Lowe

    Uh-oh.
    Andrew Hastie will be investigated for disrespecting Afghani “villagers”.

  6. Mundi

    Disgusting how Abbott wasn’t signature number one.

  7. Habib

    Where was Tim Wilson? I’d rather not know, let alone what he was doing.

  8. H B Bear

    Entsch is a creepy weirdo but I like his annotation.

  9. stackja

    Mundi
    #2800550, posted on August 24, 2018 at 9:05 pm
    Disgusting how Abbott wasn’t signature number one.

    The order arranged how?

  10. Aaron

    Jim Molan is a duplicitous and cowardly scumbag.

    Declared for Dutton. Voted for Morrison.

    How do you know that IT? Molan posted a statement saying he voted for Dutton and Frydenberg.

  11. H B Bear

    Not sure you can read too much into this list – particularly towards the end. Many of the Lieborals would have just wanted to bring the thing to a head before they went and voted for a squishy moderate and went back to implementing Liar programs.

  12. Infidel Tiger

    I withdraw the insult that Molan voted for Morrison.

    I still maintain he should die in a fire. As they all should.

  13. Infidel Tiger

    Entsch is atransexual loving creep, but he made the best point.

    This began with Turnbull and will end with his departure. A poisonous xunt.

  14. P

    Tim Wilson MP
    For clarity: I have not been bullied or intimidated into signing the suicide note to call a leadership spill.

  15. The swansong’s ended
    But the Mal-ady lingers on!

  16. Clam Chowdah

    I’m sure Tim Wilson’s husband would have voted with more courage than his wife.

  17. H B Bear

    This began with Turnbull and will end with his departure. A poisonous xunt.

    History will condemn Waffles for his latest failure. Probably not as bad as either KRudd, the Slapper or Gough but worse that Fraser. One of the most treacherous and defective individuals on the Lieboral side of politics (notionally at least) for decades.

  18. Empire 5:5

    It’s time launch the wrath of BrandJihad on Wilson.

    Goldstein deserves better.

  19. Leo G

    Not sure you can read too much into this list …”
    Turnbull’s adaption of Messenger’s List is a vengeful masterpiece.

  20. Richard Bender

    Where was Tim Wilson? Showing some credibility by not supporting an authoritarian prick like Peter Dutton.

  21. Empire 5:5

    Where was Tim Wilson? Showing some credibility by not supporting an authoritarian prick like Peter Dutton.

    He doesn’t have any credibility. That ended when the colouring book came home in the school bag.

    Shame. So much potential.

  22. Empire 5:5

    He could have been my second favourite member.

  23. LNP insider

    I believe one or two Dutton voters didn’t sign it. So couple extra on that list didn’t vote Dutton.

    Hume, Fifield, Morton, Entsch were all on Morrison.

    I also wouldn’t be surprised if O’Brien, Ley or Laming didn’t end up on Dutton.

    The question is who didn’t sign and voted Dutton? Porter, Tehan, Ramsey and Edwards come to mind. First two wouldnt want to sign while Ministers. The second two would lean more conservative. Not sure why they wouldn’t sign. Van Manen is also a possibility….

  24. None

    Not sure why they wouldn’t sign.

    Because Turnbull and the Black Hand will use that list to wreak havoc on preselections etc. Abbott called a meeting with a letter with just two signatures. He had the decency to accept their statements of a loss of confidence. Turnbull’s shenanigans today were kindergarten legalistic shit. Petty. Hollow. Bully. I have worked with weak men like him and I despise them all. Morrison cannot claim that he is all for a fair go when he lets others do the heavy lifting and then comes and grabs their victory. But Morrison is a party hack, and has never had a real job in his life. He wouldn’t understand the word merit. Not on our side. Just on his own.

  25. None

    Shame. So much potential.

    His credibility ended when he stabbed his colleagues at the IPA in the back and went to the AHRC. There his first priority was to go and visit gay and lesbian activists groups and post pikkies on twitter. That should have warned you of his priorities and loyalties. That was just the beginning of a very long trail since.

    Never trust a homo, at least never trust an Australian homo (some of the Americans, Israeli etc homos are OK, ). But not Australian homos. Never ever. Ever. Not even if they are family.

  26. None

    Molan posted a statement saying he voted for Dutton and Frydenberg.

    Ah glad to see flip flop Molan is in his usual flip flop mode. Aren’t we glad he is no longer in the ADF. Also it only takes two words to get Molan flying off in a rage. Very edifying look when he does that to a woman.

  27. PoliticoNT

    Shame. So much potential.

    Yeah, Empire, nah. Wilson’s entire ‘working’ career was a conscious path he took with the sole aim of securing a safe seat in Parliament. He bought his role at IPA by bringing in sponsor dollars. No crime that, but add the lack of merit bit in with all the other careful steps made to end up as an MP – and what do you have – just another vacuous, useless, corporate-politico knob. The hard thing for Wilson is he is genuine and decent, especially in person. But he is completely unwilling to fight for anything.

    Wilson transmits potential at high wattage – but his soul is a dim as the Artic’s mid-winter Sun.

  28. Spring is coming

    Latest News: A disappointed ABC cancels order for 50,000 tshirts printed with ‘[email protected] Dutton!’

  29. Robbo

    Where was Tim Wilson? Ask somebody close to him. Very close.

  30. a happy little debunker

    ABC cancels order for 50,000 tshirts printed with ‘[email protected] Dutton!’

    They continue to be feral in attacking Abbott, insisting Malcolm was only undone because of the long plotted and calculated revenge by Abbott.

    They took this list ( yesterday) and went ‘live’ to these electorates asking constituents how they could continue to support such ‘betrayers’.

    The closest they got to admitting the truth was Crabb online – describing Malcolm as a ‘suicide bomber’, without the attendant cry of ‘Admiral Ackbar’.

  31. Chris Harper

    Wilson propagandised for the NEG, voted Turnbull, and then voted for Morrison.

    He is dead to me.

  32. faceache

    Turnbull and Abbott sitting side by side on the back bench. They could have a wonderful time.

  33. Ellen of Tasmania

    Anyone know how many new members Cory got yesterday?

  34. Malcolm

    Great result yesterday. Turnbull outsmarted the Dutton and Abbott lovers. Morrison is the only choice that can win government at the next election. If Dutton had won there would have been an early election and Labor would have won a majority in both houses. You idiots that want Dutton just really wanted Shorten on steroids.

    I hope Morrison appoints people like Andrew Hastie, Nicolle Flint, Peter Dutton, Zed Seselja, Angus Taylor, Eric Abetz to the Ministry.

    BUT NEVER EVER should Abbott be given a ministerial position. The man is a liar, spoiler and should have the decency to ride off into the sunset and allow some younger smarter Liberal candidate to take his seat.

    As for Alan Jones, Ray Hadley and Peta Credlin, they are all absurd and should be ignored. They all want to be political players but don’t have the courage to run for office.

  35. Wilson was originally on a list of those supporting Turnbull, which surprised me.

  36. tgs

    Tim Wilson has stated on his facebook he didn’t support the spill and voted for ScoMo and Frydenberg in every ballot.

    Make of that what you will.

  37. Malcolm

    You delcons lost. Ha ha you’ll now be a footnote in history

  38. tgs

    Malcolm, if you’re going to troll at least put some wffort into it.

    2/10 would not read again.

  39. Empire 5:5

    VDH on The Diversity of Illegal Immigration:

    Rural Fresno County used to be one of the most ethnically diverse areas in the United States. I grew up with first-, second-, and third-generation farmers—agrarians of Armenian, German, Greek, Mexican, Japanese, Portuguese, Punjabi, and Scandinavian descent.

    https://www.hoover.org/research/diversity-illegal-immigration

  40. Infidel Tiger

    You delcons lost. Ha ha you’ll now be a footnote in history

    Is Turnbull still PM?

    Is Hillary President?

    Was it all just a dream?

  41. candy

    Great result yesterday. Turnbull outsmarted the Dutton and Abbott lovers

    I doubt Malcolm Turnbull thought so. He’s probably been ranting and throwing things.
    From what I have been reading he acted as a bully towards ministers. I wonder if he is a bully at home too.

  42. Kingsley

    Andrew “first through the door” Hastie. Don’t know if he has a chance but hope he picks up a junior ministry at least.

  43. Cynic of Ayr

    Asking for a friend, where was Ian MacDonald?
    He’s pretty invisible as a rule, so I guess no one noticed.

  44. Ms Smith

    Chris Harper

    #2800893, posted on August 25, 2018 at 7:59 am
    Wilson propagandised for the NEG, voted Turnbull, and then voted for Morrison.
    He is dead to me.
    Chris, he probably voted for Turnbull because he owes Turnbull a favour for getting same sex marriage through, and he’s probably GREAT friends with Trent Zimmerman, one of Turnbull’s greatest supporters. “Birds of a feather stick together.” PS There are dark forces controlling the 40 Liberals who voted in the first spill, who tried to keep Turnbull there. They have been duped and controlled in a web of deceit, and they are lured by power, privilege, and greed, and not in the least interested in the concerns and will of their constituents. There are many that deserve the boot.

  45. None

    Gee Malcolm, please go write that on Miranda Devine’s blog I mean especially the bit that Morrison is not a conservative. She’d be happy to hear that because she had already started fellating him the other day when she got wind of his attempt to stop Dutton and she omly fancies small limp dicks.

  46. Fleeced

    Where was Tim Wilson?

    That loser was very vocal about not supporting the “coup”. He’s a cnut. I can’t understand why so many libertarians (on FB group I frequent) like him. Paterson seems a lot more sensible in general (though still beholden to the party line, he seems more genuinely libertarian to me).

    TW is part of the new breed of anti-conservatives. I fear he’ll be around for a while – and worse, will likely go far.

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