Tony Abbott has been Australia’s Prime Minister now for 630 days.
And what did he do to celebrate this Sunday?
He went on a “charity fun run“, just like he’s done for several years.
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— Simmo, just Simmo (@SimmojustSimmo) May 31, 2015
I am struggling to find evidence that even one of those long 630 days was spent in the service of the country he claims a mandate to lead.
All I have seen of our Dear Leader is a man intent on pandering to his own personal whims and the causes of moribund neoliberalism.
How many times over the past nearly two years has Tony Abbott donned the lycra, or the budgie smugglers, or the running shoes to demonstrate his Putinesque qualities and his hard-man physical prowess?
It’s been too many days in my book, and certainly enough to make it look like Abbott is a narcissist who has not really grown out of his teenage years. He still seems to live in the days of student politics, when he could ignore democratic procedures and run a student union like his own personal fiefdom.
In those days Abbott played to his loyal fanboys, the rugger buggers and college thugs. He still thinks this is his main constituency today.
This is now what Abbott is doing the the country. He plays to the fanboys, the racists and the fearful.