ALP caught pants down in sanctimony and hypocrisy

In the last week there has been a massive fuss about a menu for a fundraiser dinner. Julia Gillard was hot on attack over it, labelling the Liberal party and Tony Abbot as misogynists.

Well their sanctimony has backfired in a cloud of hypocrisy.

As beleaguered ALP Prime Minister Julia Gillard’s torrid, raving attack on Opposition Leader Tony Abbott for a mocking menu at a Liberal Party fundraiser from several months ago reached an appalling crescendo of vitriol and claims of misogyny, was given exclusive access to an ALP menu demeaning Abbott from an ALP Cabinet Minister’s own fundraising effort. 

At a dinner on May 6 at the Le Sands Restaurant in Sydney’s middle-class enclave of Brighton-le-Sands, on Botany Bay, the Minister and government Chief Whip had a phallic menu proudly on display. “Coq au Tony,” one reads, referring to Opposition Leader Tony Abbott. Another, “Joe’s Meatballs” deriding Joe Hockey, Shadow Treasurer, and his ethnic heritage, while a third claimed to be “Turnbull’s Cigar”.

Malcolm’s dish was described as “roasted in 2007″, an obvious reference to Liberal Party political misfortunes of 2007.


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They say that news is something that someone, somewhere, wants kept quiet.   Cam Slater doesn’t do quiet, and as a result he is a polarising, controversial but highly effective journalist that takes no prisoners.

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