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EYE-BALL’s Harry’s Growl on – Election 2013 – Growl No: 2 – Gillard lifts her skirts to thrill the Media –

January 31, 2013
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– Election 2013  – Growl No: 2
– Gillard lifts her skirts to thrill the Media  –
| Author: EYE-BALL’s Harry’s Growl | 31st Jan 2013|

The Gillard ‘I’m the boss’ show performed yesterday when Gillard rolled up her sleeves and made an unprecedented announcement when she called the 2013 election for the 14th September – some 227 days away.

24 hours later it would seem that she knew something that we all found out about today – NSW police acting on an arrest warrant issued by Victorian Police have arrested Member for Dobell Craig Thompson in his electorate on some 149 counts of fraud, and other criminal charges relating to the misuse of HSU funds whilst he was an employee of the Union.

The Thompson arrest a day after Gillard’s election stunt immediately throws into question as to why pick September,  and why announce so far out from the proposed date.

Gillard has multiple issues to deal with in the first half of this year, i.e. Slipper, Obeid fallout, Mike Williamson, her own AWU scandal and the closing police investigation over her involvement,  and then there was the policy matters on a National Disability Scheme, and the Gonski report reforms on education, and to now add an election mode to all the other events – it makes her a masochist with immense capacity for pain given what she will drag her Government through and force them to endure in the coming months.

In the weeks and months ahead the electorate will be rejoicing in her demise as each of the above sink her in a slow boil of her own choosing.  There will be egg throwing, and other insulting verbal barbs offered and directed at Gillard – all as a cynical goodbye and good-riddance type of celebration for all her decisions over the past three years that have subjected this Nation to the worst governance in our history.

The Thompson arrest the day after he election announcement reeks of inside knowledge. Gillard denied she had knowledge of the impending Thompson arrest today when fronting the media at a Bundaberg flood inspection tour.

This denial is now questioned on the evidence presented by the NSW police at their media interview when they stated the Victorian police issued a warrant to Thompson before Christmas asking him to volunteer himself to Victorian police for questioning – Thompson refused the invitation which initiated the arrest today.

If Thompson knew his arrest was imminent – there is no way that Gillard would not be made aware of that information. Gillard chose her words carefully when responding to the media today wanting to not answer any questions at all on the Thompson arrest.

Thompson’s solicitor Mr McArdle in his on camera News 24 interview stated he was asked to present himself to Victorian police for questioning before Christmas 2012.  McArdle made the point that is was not an arrest warrant – but an invitation which Thompson refused to accept.

Gillard would have had to know what was afoot when this happened before Christmas – she had to have known an arrest was imminent.  Whether she had prior knowledge becomes the mute point and is a matter for further investigation.

If so she misled the media today.

If so the reason for the election call is also exposed and draws more fire at Gillard for her poor judgement in an attempt to stay a motion of no confidence if Thompson is forced to resign and a by-election sees the seat lost. Add the pending Slipper resignation and the Government is no longed in a position to govern unless additional Independents pledge their support.

What is more disturbing is news that Gillard’s own internal polling within Caucus is vulnerable – calling the election was a deliberate attempt to dissuade would be challengers from staging a ‘spill’ – be it Rudd, or Shorten – neither who were aware of the election call.  There may have been more challenges but we will never know now. Gillard skiddled them like nine pins with her election call – she is no shrinking violet and if she was not a criminal – she might be someone we could all be proud to have as our PM – well … there would have to be a lot of other personality modifications as well before she would ever get my vote .

What will tomorrow bring are my thoughts as this goes to print … buckle up … this is gonna be a ride … enjoy the Pickering cartoon below to receive some much needed  humour …

To bring some much-needed levity – there is always the Larry Pickering Cartoons … below is a sample of his summer offerings – his images page can be access here[click on image below to enlarge] … enjoy and don’t hurt yourself with the belly laughs …

Larry Pickering also writes some very intelligent blogs including many on the AWU scandal.  Whilst not as regarded as Hedley Thomas in journalistic circles – his penmanship and his heady wit give him a take on things not easily publishable in mainstream media.  None the less … his take on events cuts to the chase and he does not mince words … his Facebook page can be accessed here

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  1. Steve Schapel
    January 31, 2013 at 7:06 pm

    “… mute point” – haha, very clever! 🙂

  2. Gerry Hatrick
    February 1, 2013 at 9:27 am

    Pickering’s joke on Security Checks is so real.

    Security Checks happens when people volunteer to work for charities involved with vulnerable groups, children disabled etc.

    Nearly all public service requires national security checks.

    It is very widely used.

    Yet politics is a hot bed of charlatans, usurpers, userers and most frankly thieves. What is also most clear, they ain’t real clever. They share a commonality of egotists bullies, who have perfected the art of spin (Lying).

    Your average good person is too average to have the starting point of entering politics, a high profile.

    The alternative prime minister yesterday in the Press Club address said in the coalition there is greater trust. He stopped short of saying there will be integrity. He doesn’t have to, he only needs to wait long enough and the booty of Treasury benches will come his way.

    The debate about Thomson or Obeid do not relate to this PM is nonsense. Obeid is the best example of corruption and lack of morals available right now. He is NSW right. A powerbroker, one that put Julia in power. The fact hat Obeid is the best example might be disputed because the field is so large. Because of the landscape of the existing powers that be, you can see how the dirt just gets swept under the mat. It has taken a NSW Liberal government to investigate Obeid. Liberal led Vic Police are prosecuting Thomson and Williamson!

    That is also to say that all the examples come from the ALP save for the fact that Slipper was endorsed by the Nationals and elected as what is now LNP of Qld.

    After the next Federal Election, definitely to be conducted on or before September 14th this year, the PM may well be looking at moving out of the lodge to a gaol cell. In that environment people will say we can not do that. It is really bad for Australia on the World Stage. Charles the 1st was beheaded. The Louis’ came to an unfortunate end. Was it Louis the 14th? USA has stopped short of impeaching Johnson and Nixon and Clinton. In the case of Nixon he was forced to resign. Then we have Maburak, Gaddafi and Hussein and other recent cases, different cultures.

  3. February 1, 2013 at 4:06 pm

    Hi Gerry –

    You raise a hot bet of discussion when you mention security checks and politicians.

    For starters the security check you raise is for employment or volunteer positions as you say and are for people who mainly deal with children and the like, i,e. disabled, juvenile offenders, day carers etc …

    They also include public servant type positions where criminal or other police watch data becomes relevant in terms of suitability for the type of employment sought.

    There should be another security check for persons wanting to sit for Government in any form and these checks should be checks of a different kind. Not so much security type, but associations, donators, bank records, financial statements, family trusts, third party entity shareholdings and investments, and they should be done every term and for the rest of the MP’s life after they leave parliament.

    There is not a past PM who is not a multi-millionaire in their after politics life … Howard escapes because his wealth is his pension – but Keating and Hawke before him were not wealth going into politics and came out with millions to their names.

    Richardson and Obeid are birds of a feather and there would be many others and there is no scrutiny other then a volunteer arrangement to update pecuniary interest registers…. they are taken on trust and MP’s like Slipper are repeat offenders when it comes to finding ways to extort Ministerial expenses.

    Yes – I want to see forensic inspections of all MP’s wannabe MP’s, Councillors, Judges, quasi Government appointee’s, and any other public office appointment before and after their service begins and ends.

    Another example – what Terry MacKenroth has done in QLD as an ex State Treasurer turned lobbyist opening doors into the Bligh Government Ministry for cash payments from Corporate’s has a stench that should be cleaned out.

    Your reference to ‘trust’ and ‘integrity’ is noted – be it moral compass, or guided wisdom – the void of any of it is the ’cause and effect’ scenario….

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