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Craig Thomson, Julia Gillard’s tainted love?

Yesterday I compared the Craig Thomson affair to Cancer and if I can extend the analogy just a little  further  a little I would suggest that it is a terminal cancer, not only will it be be end for the member for Dobell  but it is  certainly causing serious damage to the greater body of the Government party. No matter how much of the Radiotherapy of government spin is applied to this cancer the tumour just keeps dividing and growing and making itself more prominent.

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Of course a far more healthy patient that the Gillard Government would have long ago excised the cancer while it was still small enough to be removed without killing the patient, but Gillard does not lead a healthy party. hers is a government that has been on life support since it got its collective bums on the treasury benches and there is no prospect of the machine that goes ping being unnecessary any time soon. Of course Conservatives like me can bathe in the Schadenfreude of this government’s woes but we should all be rather saddened that a bad government continues to do damage to the nation because its cancer treatment is managing to keep the tumour at bay even as the rot spreads further and further through the the Party’s root system. What I keep thinking is when are the hard heads in the party’s immune system going to realise that if the party is to survive beyond the term of this government that the tumour has to be excised?

Cheers Comrades


4 Comments

  1. Ray Dixon says:

    Iain, this is old news regurgitated. And your cancer analogies are absurd.

  2. Iain Hall says:

    I just follow where the Muse leads me Ray ;)

  3. Ray Dixon says:

    Yes, I’ve fixed that, Iain, with a more up-to-date topic. On your would-be Treasurer’s plans to cut back on old-age pensions a-la the Asian style. I wonder if Joe will take a few into his home?

  4. Iain Hall says:

    Oh I did see that Ray but if you read what he is actaully suggesting I think you will find that he is focusing much more on the so called “middle class welfare” than old age and disability pensions. In any event both sides of politics have been furiously promoting superannuation over the last decade precisely because they want to reduce the obligations of the commonwealth to pay the old age pension in the face of an aging population.
    Feel free to cross post your piece on the subject here.

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