feeding at the trough …

Chairman Mal’s coup has now enabled his supporters, to go and feed at the UN trough. Even a former ‘opponent’ may be asked to join in.

Pathetic, Chairman Mal:

[…] Another factor behind promoting Rudd for world leader may be a lively appreciation of what advantages may be had in having mates in the club with some reason to be grateful for past services. Good for the country, right? But also maybe good for Liberals passing through New York and keen for a party, celebrity dinner or a handshake with the powerful, preferably in front of the cameras.

Which reminds me of the delight our Foreign Minister expressed via leaks to the media soon after the Turnbull coup:

I mean, have you seen how Bishop is partying at the UN? There she was again this week, addressing the UN General Assembly like a world leader, with her boyfriend rubbernecking beside her in a seat normally meant for officials doing business for Australia.

The day before, some anonymous leaker boasted to a friendly Fairfax journalist that the UN’s “doors … have mysteriously swung open” to Bishop now that her boss was Turnbull and not Abbott…

Gosh, she’d even “received a last-minute invitation to attend a Sunday lunch being hosted by United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon for the leaders of about 20 nations to discuss climate change”.

Now, which serial leaker would have leaked that, Julie? And note how eagerly Bishop pays homage to the UN’s multi-billion-dollar green faith, like it’s the entry price to a feed […]

About Tom Harley

Amateur ecologist and horticulturalist and CEO of Kimberley Environmental Horticulture Inc. (Tom Harley)
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