Certain elements of this comment from Shane, who is in fire ravaged Coonabarabran, are quite disturbing:
Julia Gillard has arrived and there is currently a public meeting in the town hall. Many have said they are going to get stuck into Julia. For What ? Did she light the fire ? Did she bring the wind ? Did she fan the flames? Honestly the Right Wing nut jobs hatred and bitterness knows no bounds. This is a tragedy and emergency and she is the PM, here to offer condolences, visit the damaged areas and announce cash payments, if nothing else respect the position of our leader you pack of fucking imbeciles. Sorry but this has really shown what a bigoted and unthinking mob of nut jobs the right are when it comes to sensible respect.
Yes, she was there to praise the firefighters, offer her condolences to those who’d lost their homes, and announce much-welcomed Government financial assistance in the form of disaster recovery payments.
Yet as Shane said, locals want to get stuck into her.
These people make me sick. My heart goes out to those people who have lost their homes or their livelihoods, but why blame the Prime Minister? Has the media given us so much of Tony Abbott’s fire fighting heroics that she is now expected to follow in his footsteps? Tony Abbott’s a hero. Julia Gillard did nothing. She’d make a good scapegoat.
Shane was spot-on with his comment.
Incidentally, I notice that Tony Abbott’s biggest fans – news.com – who plastered photos of the stuntmaster with his every step, say little about the Prime Minister’s visit to Coonabarabran.
Here’s another photo of Tony to remind us of how much a better person he his than the Prime Minister. 🙄