Proving that some children (and politicians) should be seen and not heard, Barnaby Joyce has weighed into a Twitter battle, and walked away without any clothes. Or dignity.
It all, began with former broadcaster Mike Carlton tweeting that while he never listens to radio anymore, he assumed Joyce was apparently making a “prick of himself” during an interview with Radio National’s Patricia Karvelas, who at one point, asked Joyce to “calm down”.
Former Member for New England, Tony Windsor weighed in strongly suggesting Carlton check out the interview, because Joyce was either “sick , drunk , mad , melting down or stupid”.
Joyce obviously saw the tweet, even though he wasn’t included in it, and replied. Things went downhill from there.
The tweet is a reference to Windsor selling a family farm a few years back to a mining company.
Windsor’s reply is a master class in why politicians with too much to hide should stay out of social media debates.
“Proceed with caution this time my friend , as you know we didn’t proceed with defamation last time , Lyn was concerned about your wife and children ; now that you have discarded them we can open proceedings if you like …happy to oblige ..your solicitor has the details.”
The scandal over the purchase of $79 million of water from a company once directed by Energy Minister Angus Taylor, rolls on. So does an election campaign that is getting uglier by the hour.
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