Saturday, October 18, 2008

The Chutzpah of Malcolm Turnbull

To those of you who lack a rich Yiddish vocabulary, the classic definition of Chutzpah is that quality enshrined in a man who, having killed his mother and father, throws himself on the mercy of the court because he is an orphan.

We might say that Malcolm, having killed off the evil gnome, John Howard, (may his name be blotted out!), figuratively speaking, by to all intents and purposes blotting his vote-losing name out, now wishes to appeal to us on the basis of big daddy's budget surplus alone.

Mr Turnbull never tires of claiming the moral high ground for this surplus, which he claims was accumulated by "sound economic management".

Sound economic management, our ragged ars*s!

Just ask any of the toothless wretches living around DH's estate.

The budget surplus, Malcolm, was extracted from our teeth!

And then there was the $3 billion cut from public housing.

Then there were the cuts to disability services, and the disability organisations that advocated for them,

What a master of the excision of memory.

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