An Ode To Leadership: Why Is Abbott A Dead Man Walking?



Was it justice, was it Karma?
Was it Murdoch, was it Palmer?

Was it lying and conceit?
Was it backbenchers fear of defeat?

Was it Mathias and Joe's cigars?
Was it because we've stopped making cars?

Was it climate change denial?
Was it putting Julia on trial?

Was it the daughter's scholarship prize?
Was it debt and deficit lies?

Was it removing the Carbon Tax?
Was it trying to give the RET the axe?

Was it cutting Foreign aid?
Was it being so retrograde?

Was it the Minister for Women joke?
Was it all the promises broke?

Was it Brandis's bigots rights?
Was it prancing around in lycra tights?

Was it cutting the SBS and the ABC?
Was it costing more for university?

Was it imposing a GP tax?
Was it the disregard of facts?

Was it the ridiculous Dames and Knights?
Was it the threats and talk of fights?

Was it Joe's "lifters and leaners"?
Was it cutting the pay of parliament's cleaners?

Was it punishing pensioners and the unemployed?
Was it the total moral void?

Was it the embarrassing G20 address?
Was it the ongoing budget mess?

Was it the book-launch travel rort?
Was it knighting the Queen's consort?

Was it use of the sham inquiry stunt?
Was it the weasel words of Hunt?

Was it the 800 Million given to News?
Was it longer unemployment queues?

Was it a budget most unfair?
Was it too much body hair?

Was it nobbling the NBN?
Was it lying again and again?

Was it exploiting terrorist threats?
Was it job applications of Eric Abetz?

Was it the sex worker wink?
Was it being too slow to think?

Was it the surprises and constant excuses?
Was it asylum seeker abuses?

Was it the work of Peta and the IPA?
Was it repeating slogans day after day?

Was it the dog whistle of  "Team Australia"?
Was it the pungent smell of failure?

Was it wimping Putin's shirt front?
Was it because Christopher Pyne is a pain?

Was it Arthur's memory at ICAC?
Was it giving Mr Burns the sack?

Was it ever declining polls?
Was it funding Internet trolls?

Was it Newman's election loss?
Was it the submarine double cross?

Was it the whole damn useless crew?
Was it the ties of bogus blue?

Was it the hubris and the swagger?
Was it Malcolm and Julie's dagger?

Why will Abbott get the shove?
The answer is, all of the above.

This poem by Graeme Henchel first appeared on his blog, which you can read here. 

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