Albanese hits the phones, marking return of dirty old politics

“Hello, is that Manwell… it’s Anthony Albanese here.”

I understand why Opposition Leader Anthony Albanese is now moving to reintroduce himself to Australians after months of polite invisibility – and I respect him for it. I’m never comfortable with politicians smarmily basking in Pecksniffian comity. Those of us who have been criticising the suspension of representative democracy and the rule of law cannot but welcome a return to combative accountability. Not only is this good for society; it might also lead to better public/medical policy. Of course, this goes both ways. Don’t die in a ditch for Danny Boy, Albo.

UPDATEDennis Shanahan for News Corps disagrees: Denigrate, divide: Labor sinks lower.

Anthony Albanese and his colleagues have politicised the pandemic in a desperate bid to peg back Scott Morrison.”

 
Criticising the PM is their job, Dennis. And the idea coronavirus hasn’t hitherto been politicised is laughable.

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21 Responses to Albanese hits the phones, marking return of dirty old politics

  1. Some History

    Albadross: Hi, it’s Anthony Albanese here.

    Response: Who?

  2. Spurgeon Monkfish III

    The Albodross: “Hello, is that Manwell… it’s Anthony Albanese here.”

    Manuel: “Are you man with beard?”

  3. I heard Shanahan on Hadley earlier. What I picked up was that Albanese was blaming the 2nd outbreak in VIC entirely on PM/Feds. No mention on the disaster in quarantine at all. Shanahan reckoned it could backfire big time on Albo because so far Fed Coalition has refrained from criticising Andrews and his Government. If the Feds let loose with all they know about VIC response then will not go well for Andrews at all. Plus the public can see the blame rests far more with VIC than Feds.

    So whilst criticising might be Albo’s job in this case it is laughable. If anything Albo is linking himself with the failure in VIC.

    “Criticising the PM is their job, Dennis. And the idea coronavirus hasn’t hitherto been politicised is laughable”.

  4. Colonel Bunty Golightly

    Every time I see Albo interviewed or delivering a speech I wonder if he is not slightly mentally retarded. Could be just his speech patterns or appearance but to me it appears something is just not 100% right there.

  5. Joanna Smythe

    Colonel Bunty, he could be just breaking in a new set of teeth. Give him the benefit of the doubt for a while.

  6. Lee

    Albo is suffering a severe case of Relevance Deprivation Syndrome.

  7. All Albo is doing is copying the US Democrats, who blame all the deaths on Trump (nicely ignoring all the horrid actions by Leftist/Democrat mayors and governors).

  8. Xword

    Ah Albo; conveyor of no consequence

  9. H B Bear

    Want to join the Maribyrnong branch?

  10. Tintarella di Luna

    Every time I see Albo interviewed or delivering a speech I wonder if he is not slightly mentally retarded. Could be just his speech patterns or appearance but to me it appears something is just not 100% right there.

    I have exactly the same thoughts whenever the jug-eared imbecile (h/t areff) appears on television. It’s the vacant dead-eyed look on the face, as though there are significant thought processing problems.

  11. Tintarella di Luna

    Colonel Bunty, he could be just breaking in a new set of teeth. Give him the benefit of the doubt for a while.

    You are very kind joanna but how long does it take to break in a new set of teeth, he had them done about 7 years ago

  12. Joanna Smythe

    If it was 7 years ago then maybe the Colonel is right.

  13. C.L.

    You have me at a loss, Tinta.
    Which one is the “jug-eared imbecile”?
    The field of possibles is large.

  14. egg_

    Every time I see Albo interviewed or delivering a speech I wonder if he is not slightly mentally retarded. Could be just his speech patterns or appearance but to me it appears something is just not 100% right there.

    I have exactly the same thoughts whenever the jug-eared imbecile (h/t areff) appears on television. It’s the vacant dead-eyed look on the face, as though there are significant thought processing problems.

    +1

    Albo sounds like he’s had a Stroke.

    Andrews just sounds like a low wattage, dim bulb.

  15. Tintarella di Luna

    You have me at a loss, Tinta.
    Which one is the “jug-eared imbecile”?
    The field of possibles is large.

    Dear C.L. the current jug-eared imbecile Premier of Dannograd – the lurch-like be-spectacled spectacle who adds insult to injury by continuing to front the media on a daily basis horrifying pets and small children.

  16. Old Lefty

    All we need now is an Opposition in Victoria!

  17. Squirrel

    And our next contestant on The Voice, Anthony from Sussex Street, belting out that 80s classic “What About Me!”

  18. Knuckle Dragger

    SM3:

    ‘Manuel: “Are you man with beard?”’

    ‘You… are a…. hideous….. orangutang.’

  19. Spurgeon Monkfish III

    LOL KD.

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