The difference between overt and covert

It maybe a Wentworth thing.   Maybe

What do you get when you add an investment banker to a wealth inner city electorate (Eastern suburbs of Sydney)?

Overt – Ex-Liberal leader John Hewson endorses SA Greens Senator Sarah Hanson-Young.

“Sarah Hanson-Young is one of the few in our parliament who has a genuine commitment to decisive and urgent climate action — a leader when so many lag,” Dr Hewson said.

Covert – Alex Turnbull puts his money where his non-Liberal mouth is.

he (Alex Turnbull) said: “My hope is for a Labor minority government with moderate independents holding the balance. And I’d like [Gosford rector] Father Rod Bower and [ACT independent candidate] Anthony Pesec to get seats in the Senate.”

It maybe an investment banker thing ….

How does the song go?

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7 Responses to The difference between overt and covert

  1. The Mongrel

    Stackja – funny peculiar or funny ha ha?

  2. C.L.

    Poor John Hewson. He never mentally recovered from the loss to Keating.

  3. Rob MW

    It’s hard to be kind to Hewson because grifters gotta grift. Turnbull on the other hand is just a brat with a bat and not worth a second of thought.

  4. Mindfree

    It’s hard to be kind to Hewson because grifters gotta grift. Turnbull on the other hand is just a brat with a bat and not worth a second of thought.

    Alex Turdbull

    Son of scum

  5. Andrew Deakin

    Incredible. Two men with extensive training in economics and substantial careers in finance. Have they no grasp of cost/benefit studies? No understanding of the effect of subsidies? No appreciation of how to price externalities? (Even if you accept the CO2 warming theory, accurately pricing the damage in Australia (or globally) would give a very low quantum, one almost not worth imposing.) As for backing SHY, easily the flakiest of minds in the Parliament when evaluating climate economics, the spirit despairs. Maybe Keating was right to knock off Hewson’s Fightback package – it must have been nonsense, judging by the current state of mind of its principal author.

  6. John Bayley

    Have they no grasp of cost/benefit studies? No understanding of the effect of subsidies? No appreciation of how to price externalities?

    None of that matters when you ‘get’ religion. The green religion is the worst kind.

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