Could Tony Abbott have predicted
A time he’d ever be conflicted
Twixt loyalties rightly his Queen’s
Or Crown Casino’s poker machines?
Asked that question about a year ago
He would for sure have answered, “No!”
But then hurt pride and thwarted ambition
Hadn’t goaded him into near sedition.
Wondering how to please James Packer,
He dreamed up what he thought a cracker
Of a stunt. A promo for strip poker!
He’d be hailed an Ace! Our own Oz Joker!
Front page pix of Tony Abbott’s arrest
Reveal much more than his hairy chest.
Notorious now as the ‘CHOGM gate crasher’
He’s certified; the world’s most famous flasher.
Mad for power and media attention,
He broke every constitutional convention.
His defence? He was irrational, confused,
Unaware Her Majesty was not amused.
Tony Abbott’s gatecrashing of CHOGM for bi-lateral talks with leading figures like the British PM, David Cameron, and as well to give press conferences which upstaged the Prime Minister led to speculation at Cafe Whispers and other sites like The Political Sword about other attention seeking stunts he might pull.
Which got me thinking about his prediction that he and the Liberal Party would rescind any legislation Julia Gillard’s government might pass on a mandatory pre-commitment scheme brought in to reduce problem gambling.
This naturally enough had me wondering what the Leader of the Opposition could do to help his friend and political ally, James Packer who has been hurt and upset by accusations from leftie latte drinkers that his poker machines cause suffering to addicts!
Inevitably too it had me indulging in a bit of wishful thinking! Wouldn’t it be wonderful if the political career of the Mad Monk was ended by one last stunt which went too far! And one involving over exposure of that manly physique we’ve seen far too much of already! What better defence could he offer for an act of gross indecency than that of another Liberal party politician who claimed confusion and irrationality when recently on trial for shop lifting and assault of a security guard.