The Australian public have been urged today to be respectful when talking about political leaders, after Labor MP Tanya Plibersek shocked shock jocks by suggesting that the guy who laughed about sinking Pacific Islands might be a bit evil.
The soon to be Liberal Party leader who once told Qantas CEO Alan Joyce to ‘stick to knitting’ after Joyce showed support for same-sex marriage, responded to Plibersek by calling for more respectful discourse around political debate.
“I don’t care but I don’t think it is unfair to call me an evil wizard,” said the man who once texted journalist Samantha Maiden calling her a ‘mad fucking witch’. “I’m not like Voldemort at all. One of us is a bald malevolent leader who tears families apart over his hatred of minorities. The other is… wait I forget which of us I was referring to.”
The guy once described by his wife as ‘not a monster’, said he couldn’t understand where people were getting the idea that he might be a monster.
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