Our Antipodean Budget Process
Has rules as in the game of chess.
Tradition says he must make The Reply.
Can Tony do it and not tell a lie?
Could he perhaps have more success
By starting his speech with, “I confess
That unlike Swannie I’m no Grand Master.”
That might help him avoid disaster.
A compliment or two would show finesse,
Would help his image in the press.
But he and Joe, his chief fact checker,
Think it’s better to be a wrecker.
Aussies just don’t care for politesse.
He knows that! The best way to impress?
To shout and rant about the carbon tax!
It hurts us all! Who cares about the facts!
This is also a chance for him to obsess
About scandals and slime and Labor’s excess.
Slipper and Thomson! They’ve helped by stealth
To destroy Australia and steal our wealth!
Yeah! That should work, but nevertheless,
Tony does regret the need for full day dress.
He’s spent hours with Joe and number jugglers,
If he could only wear his budget speech smugglers!
jane, 11/05/12, Great pome as usual, patricia. I didn’t watch Liealot’s farce. You only need to watch their ABC to get the gist.
BSA Bob, 11/05/2, “Wordless horror” nails it for me. I usually get angry when Abbott’s on but I felt pretty numb during this, sort of resigned. From his first sentence it was all obvious, just talk at top speed to get as many talking points as possible in. I must say I was taken by Julie Bishop’s feigned laughter at Abbott’s “witticisms”. A serial loyalist there.
Min, 11/05/12, That ‘s wonderful. Love that line..can Tony do it and not tell a lie.
Miglo, 11;05/12, Brilliant.
Pip, 11/05/12, Wordless horror indeed patricia. and Bob. “Budget Smugglers” gave the journalists nothing except the foreign language idea, and today the former PM and Foreign Minister is onto him.
nasking, 11/05/12, Top stuff Patricia. Poem, political cartoon, comment…all spot on!