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A beautiful morning and a contemplation of just how a fish rots when that fish is the Gillard government.

Ah, its a beautiful l morning up here in my part of the world. There is just the slightest hint of coolness in the dawn air and my coffee is hot and full of the flavour that you have dreamt about in those moments between sleeping and waking. Now as I sit here I just can’t help but be unsurprised that the Labor government is staying in power because Craig Thompson is doing a merry  dance with lawyers and judges and other minions of the legal process.

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Its kinda apt that a very bad Government is ably to stay in power only because someone who was allegedly a rather bad secretary for his union who allegedly misused a motza of his unions funds for his own gratification.This is especially so when you consider the sort of misuse of government funds that is about to happen via the so called “clean energy fund” to be administered by the looniest of the loony Christine Milne and he fellow Green religious zealots. Ok, I’m just doing a bit of free association thinking here but I can’t help thinking that in this celebration of the crucifixion of Jesus that the one thing that we can be certain of is that there will be no cure for the canker of Craig Thompson and resurrection for Labor from the pustular death that his membership of the caucus is bringing ever closer.

Craig Thompson discussing his political future on the bus to Parliament house.

Of course the raw numbers in the house is the only reason that Thompson is even still a member of the Gillard governemnt and that he has not done the honourable thing and resigned his seat…

Maybe Ray’s claim that “a fish rots from the head down” is not that true when it comes to this current government because if you think about it having a rotten cloaca like Craig Thompson is certainly not doing anything but rotting the fish from the arse hole up.

Cheers Comrades

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8 Comments

  1. Ray Dixon says:

    Iain, I think it’s more apt to describe Thomson as a ‘rotten apple’. And what do you do if there’s a rotten apple in the basket? Simple, you isolate it from the rest and then throw it out. Make no mistake, Thomson has indeed been isolated; it’s just that for obvious political reasons he can’t quite be tossed in the bin until next year’s election. Your analogy doesn’t work because there is no evidence that the rot from ‘Thomson the sleazebag’ has spread to other caucus members. Whereas my analogy of Gillard being the ‘head’ of the fish works – because if she is removed from that position the rot can stop.

  2. Iain Hall says:

    Ray
    The problem for the ALP is taht it can not afford to “isolate” Thompson and that means taht tehy have to keep the canker contained within their “basket” when hhe is clearly a boil that needs to be lanced. And what happens to a boil that is not treated? It eventually gives it host septicaemia or gangrene this is what Thompson is to the ALP Ray:
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    A puss filled sore that needs treatment but can’t be excised from the body without putting the Gillard team out of the game because it would mean Labor losing its majority…

  3. Ray Dixon says:

    Puke!

    Do you seriously think Thomson has any standing in the ALP now, Iain? He’s only there to make up the numbers, but he is persona non grata and won’t be re-endorsed. Besides, here are the FACTS: Thomson cannot be kicked out of Parliament because he has not been convicted of anything. He hasn’t even been charged. If the ALP were to kick him out of the party now – based on nothing more than the innuendo and apparent misbehaviour, which I don’t deny – he could sit on the cross benches. Politically, Gillard has handled it the best (and only) way she can. To suggest his presence infects the caucus is a real stretch, Iain. He’s just one, isolated, bad apple.

  4. Iain Hall says:

    Oh I fully appreciate what you are saying Ray but therein lays the rub for the ALP the fact that they can’t cut him loose or force him to resign from parliament is tainting them as surely as a carbuncle will kill its host if its not lanced and the foul pus removed from the body, the continued presence of Thompson is both infecting the ALP and killing it. The question is which will be finished first, Thompson or the ALP?

    In one sense he is much more significant than being “He’s just one, isolated, bad apple” because he is emblematic of all that is bad about the union movement and the rent seekers who run the various unions. For a party that claims to be all about protecting “the interests of working people” having such indulgent misuse of union funds is a very bad look in terms of public perceptions of both unions and the party in general.

  5. Tombo says:

    Craig Thompson will get away with it. If it was a member of the public who had what Thompson’s got hanging over his head they’d get 5 years. Gillard & her dodgy government will lie, steal & manipulate to hang on to power. They seem to have some sort of belief that the fortunes of the ALP will turn around & voters will start adoring Julia after the impact of the carbon tax has settled.

    I don’t think so. Most people I know don’t even listen to anything Gillard says anymore. Thompson’s saga is just another example of why. Gillard has no integrity, no honor. She cannot be trusted. She could pass a polygraph test with ease. Craig Thompson belongs with the ALP. This is the standard.

  6. Iain Hall says:

    Welcome to the Sandpit Tombo
    I think that you have hit the nail very squarely with this part of your comment:

    I don’t think so. Most people I know don’t even listen to anything Gillard says anymore. Thompson’s saga is just another example of why. Gillard has no integrity, no honor. She cannot be trusted. She could pass a polygraph test with ease. Craig Thompson belongs with the ALP. This is the standard.

    I really feel for those who have kept their faith for Labor only to find the party has utterly betrayed them. Its why I think that Labor federally face precisely the same fate as it had visited upon it up here in Queensland.

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