So it seems that half of New South Wales is on fire and the Greens’ Adam Bandt is out there capitalising on the tragedy. Cartoonists at both the Australian and the Herald Sun have back-handed him this morning.
They are both very good – but Mark Knight’s picture (left) is magnificent. What I find most interesting, however, is the notion that mocking a Green (or anyone actually) warming about the hell-fire and damnation of climate change has become acceptable. Only a few years ago the entire progressive establishment (including elements within the Liberal Party) would have been out there drawing the links between bushfires and climate change. Now with only Bandt have stuck his head out, we see cartoonists tearing him a new one.