Steggall’s chickens

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From the minute I first heard Zali’s name, I automatically associated it with chickens. Nothing personal, just the name. I am apparently not the only one. From Cut and Paste today. And if you keep reading further, you will see that some Green activists have now disguised themselves as plants. It’s appropriate, I suppose, to disguise yourself as a tree or a rose bush if you prefer the Greens, but it does really seem to be going too far, in my own view.

Chicken Man has made his political debut. Jacqueline Maley, The Sydney Morning Herald, Thursday:

A Liberal volunteer supporting Tony Abbott’s campaign for re-election in Warringah has denied he dressed up in a chicken suit in an attempt to derail the rival campaign of independent Zali Steggall. The high-stakes battle for Warringah already involves two “satirical superheroes”: Captain GetUp and more recently Freddie Foreign Money. But in recent weeks a new costumed political superhero has been seen around the electorate: Chicken Man … a person (of indeterminate gender) dressed up in a yellow chicken costume, who keeps showing up at Ms Steggall’s media appearances. Chicken Man seems intent on embarrassing Ms Steggall, brandishing signs which say “Labor for Steggall” and “GetUp for Zali”, which assert associations with Ms Steggall’s campaign that she is keen to dispel.

Tony Abbott tweeted, March 2:

Zali’s Liberal Army (today’s Manly Daily headline) has just two members. Julie Giannesini, who hasn’t been a member since 2007 and when she tried to rejoin late last year was rejected by the Mosman branch because she was so obviously a plant.

The ABC, online, yesterday:

This election, GetUp is focused on unseating conservative stalwarts within the Liberal Party. That’s why it is funnelling resources into the electorates of Liberal MPs Peter Dutton and Mr Abbott. But it says it is not campaigning on behalf of any candidates or parties. Advance Australia has billed itself as “conservative GetUp” and insists it is campaigning in Warringah because GetUp is. “We’re running a campaign to highlight that if people vote for Zali Steggall they’re going to vote for Bill Shorten,” says Gerard Benedet, the group’s director … The anti-Abbott coalition has brought together half a dozen groups across the Warringah electorate. Some are focused on climate change, while others just want to get Mr Abbott out. The coalition was set up by local woman Julie Giannesini. Linking Ms Steggall to GetUp has been a tactic of both the Abbott campaign and Advance Australia. Ms Steggall has hit back, saying: “I have no association with GetUp”.

All I can say is that if Zali really has no association with Get Up, it’s about the only thing positive about her I’ve heard.

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22 Responses to Steggall’s chickens

  1. Ƶĩppʯ (ȊꞪꞨV)

    strange I thought she was a turkey

  2. Nob

    GetUp is campaigning for her.

    What more association do you need?
    What does it matter if she’s a willing dupe or just a useful idiot?

    Wouldn’t the ABC use that against someone if they were so inclined?

    Look at the meal they made of smearing everyone to the right of Pol Pot with “associations” with the eco-fascist murderer of Christchurch.

  3. calli

    Zali is a liar.

    It’s really that simple.

  4. Robber Baron

    I’m not a superficial voter, but Zali wears way too much make-up.

  5. Dr Fred Lenin

    Get up funded by the former Nazi collaborator moses schwatrz ,now calls himself george soros ,he still loves fascism ,wants to be the I G Farben of today ,enriching himself collaborating with the u.n. Communist fascist hlobalists . I G Farben made millions using starving Auschwitz prisoners labour ,while starving and working them to death .

  6. Mark M

    Crazy Green Zali want to stop this and dump 250,000 people out of work.
    A vote for Green Zali now is a vote for a 1930’s depression. Nuts …

    Royalties from Qld’s thermal and metallurgical coals are on target to set a new record of $4.46 billion this financial year (2018-19) – or the equivalent of $12 million a day.

    State Budget to be boosted by almost $1b in coal royalties

  7. candy

    Sadly though it looks like TA will lose his seat, and what will he do then? It must be very tough for him at the moment. It does seem he has little support of Scott Morrison (or even his invisible family). That is one thing Scott Morrison has going for him – a very supportive wife. People like to see that.

    Anyhows, my gut feeling is PM Morrison would like Abbott and Dutton out of the picture so he can go the Turnbull way.
    And this sounds nasty, but I think Ms Stegall and perhaps Ms Phelps will be invited by Scott Morrison if he wins into the Liberal Party and they will accept. Green, progressive, women, personable, wealthy, climate change religion. He will need them. And they will love to be in the winning LNP. Without Abbott and Dutton, this is all on the cards. A new day.

  8. Crossie

    Ƶĩppʯ (ȊꞪꞨV)
    #3011444, posted on May 13, 2019 at 5:58 pm
    strange I thought she was a turkey

    More like a vulture, or one of those Martian birds that Bugs Bunny and Daffy Duck meet when their rocket lands on Mars. Or was that Porky Pig in the rocket?

  9. Crossie

    #3011507, posted on May 13, 2019 at 7:51 pm
    Sadly though it looks like TA will lose his seat, and what will he do then? It must be very tough for him at the moment. It does seem he has little support of Scott Morrison (or even his invisible family). That is one thing Scott Morrison has going for him – a very supportive wife. People like to see that.

    Yes, so much for women in his family. Fair weather daughters, wife, sister.

  10. Jock

    When I was a kid (long long ago in a galaxy far far……) there was a little 2-3 minute radio comedy each morning called ” The adventures of Chicken Man”. It ran on 2WL for years in the late 60s early 70s. Very funny.

  11. Jock

    Sorry about that. Long election.

  12. Jock – I played the link above.

  13. Candy

    Crossie I think the Abbotts must have been onofficially separated ages ago when he was PM. Mrs Abbott never did the charity work/functions that spouses lend their time to. She was never seen. Mrs Morrison seems a very supportive and involved wife, very visible to the public, a good thing for political spouses.

  14. Dianeh

    Link fail. The link function does not work properly on my iPad.

    The link is about a focus group in Warringah that had Tony winning. The comment on Tony’s family is mine.

  15. Herodotus

    A nice 2kg Steggles fresh chook can often be had on special for $6. I recommend a stuffing of breadcrumbs with added finely chopped onion and garlic, plus some fresh garden herbs and even some crushed walnuts.
    Baked in a hot oven 200C with an onion (later cut up and incorporated into the gravy). Best to also roast your pumpkin and potatoes, with an optional fresh beetroot (peeled and wrapped in foil).
    Serve with steamed/boiled greens of your choosing, and carrots.

  16. Herodotus

    The large chook then provides cold meat for sandwiches or snacks for days afterwards!

  17. Viva

    I’m not a superficial voter, but Zali wears way too much make-up.

    … which fails to conceal her supercilious expression

  18. bones

    I was working on a booth in Warringah, Tony Abbott’s seat last week.
    I photographed a man who it was alleged to me is the head of GetUp in Australia at the booth.
    Initially he remained around the corner wearing a black T shirt with GetUp logo in large white letters on the front of the T shirt.
    He then changed into an orange T shirt which promoted climate change as a cause and then gave an interview to a film crew in front of the booth.
    I cannot confirm that the orange T shirt he changed into had GetUp displayed, however many other of his tribe were wearing a similar orange T shirt which had the GetUp logo placed on the back of the T shirt above the belt line.
    For much of the time early in the week, many booth workers wore the orange T shirt, however it seemed to me that they changed tack and later in the week Steggall T shirts predominated.

  19. AlanR

    What on earth is happening over at the once hard-hitting take-no-prisoners political blog? Reduced to swooping recipes / cooking tips and critiquing ladies’ make-up.

  20. Herodotus

    AlanR – it’s a reflection of the depths to which politics in this country have sunk.
    Unless you are offering to actually kick heads, there’s no way back from the morass created by the marchers through our institutions and the media claques who support them.
    Arguments about the economy and the deficits, about fostering export dollar industries and generally running sensible policies about power systems and climate get you nowhere these days.
    It’s all voodoo economics, magic pudding promises, and emoticon arguments about avoiding the fire and brimstone future touted by the new shamans of the nature religion.
    My contribution built on the notion of the Steggall transitioning to Steggle.
    When all is appearing to be lost, at least maintain a sense of humour.

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