In France ‘droit de seigneur’
Is understood by one and all.
Here Tony Abbott would prefer
To translate it as ‘the leader’s call’.
Of course he would prefer
The team to back him to a man
And automatically defer
No matter what the latest plan.
But that’s unlikely to occur.
There’s always a dissenting voice
And someone playing saboteur.
Surely not though Barnaby Joyce?
Happ’ly that very worthy senator
Fighting floods up at St George
Had no time for talk or to confer
And a new tax policy to forge.
So Tony with not a single ‘um’ or ‘er’
Trusting there’d be no remission
Of the rain and and rising water
Went ahead without permission.
Imagine all the rage and flying fur!
Nationals showing real combativeness!
Tony claimed he’d never meant to err
And on his knees he begged forgiveness!