Is Scott Morrison so delusional, so out of touch with reality, so shortsighted, that he actually believes some of the nonsense he says?
Because nothing he says, or so close to nothing as to make no difference, can really be believed or taken at face value.
On Saturday, in the fringe Melbourne seat of MP Michael Sukkar, Morrison described himself as a bulldozer. This was right after wearing a funny hat and stirring a huge vat of daal at a Deakin Sikh temple. You know, just Scott Morrison’s usual day on or off the campaign trail.
“I know, Aussies know, I can be a bit of a bulldozer when it comes to trouble. I suspect you guys know that too,” he said, after he stopped doing it for the cameras and took off his beige suit. party hat.
An excavator? What did he mean?
Another day, another smear campaign against the Albanians.
His answer came later that same day, after an interesting attempt at kicking a football on some dingy, wet AFL ground.
Apparently, did you mean he was a “fixer”! And he’s such a terrifying, passionate fixer-upper that he sometimes hurts casual passers-by in his manic rush to retrieve whatever’s broken.
Morrison provided this clarification in response to a reporter’s question suggesting that he was, well… not that kind of person at all, quite the opposite.
“You have said that your leadership needed to shift gears to be what Australia needed during the pandemic,” the journalist said. it started“But what Australians are also unhappy with are the responses to the fires, the floods, women’s safety, the integrity commission. Are you saying the pandemic influenced your response to those other issues, or can we expect a change of focus beyond the economic recovery and the opportunity that you are talking about?”
Morrison took a moment to get into character and deliver his new lines:
For a devout Pentecostal, asking Jesus for forgiveness before spilling a bucket of fetid, steaming garbage on everyone is simply good manners.
Let me tell you about the most brazen attack on Australia’s secular democracy that you’ve probably never heard of.
Then he walked over to Jenny.
No, no, no… not in some kind of “love machine”! Anecdotally, because it scores better in the focus groups. capisce?
Morrison then compared himself to one of his recklessly heroic family mates:
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“I have to admit I’m a bit of the same,” Morrison grudgingly admitted.
The question, if you recall, mentioned “fires, floods, women’s safety [and the] integrity commission.
When the fires came, he went to Hawaii. When there was flooding, he called the ADF to take pictures. When a staff member was raped in his party’s parliamentary offices, the only thing that was quickly done was to clean the sofa. As for an integrity commission, he promised it before the last election and has voted against a 31 times.
As for COVID, when COVID was starting to grow in Australia in 2020, he announced on a Friday that the restrictions would start on Monday, then he was seen singing in church that weekend.
He did not order enough vaccines, after insulting Pfizer by not speaking to them directly and sending a junior official to negotiate the purchase. When Omicron’s deadly strain arrived, Morrison bought all the RAT tests and put them in storage so no one could buy one anywhere.
Now Australia has the highest rates of COVID infection in the entire world.
If Scott Morrison is a fixer, he’d hate to see him try to destroy the joint.
But wait a minute…
Didn’t he call himself a bulldozer?
Maybe he doesn’t always lie.
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