Following on from my earlier post and Possums excellent post, it hasn’t been 24 hours and already the nutty conspiracies are emerging.
Whats the latest? Well this government hasn’t even sat yet and already Julia Gillard is guilty of BRIBERY!
Whats that, such a scandal? Already?
Andrew Bolt with the latest.
Rob Oakeshott said yesterday Labor’s offer to make him a Minister of Speaker was “separate” to his decision to put it into Government.
Maybe in his own mind. But Gavin Atkins wonders how close this comes to a bribe:
Thats quite an accusation Bolta. But short answer, NO.
Although Bolt and Atkins further show their ignorance by quoting NSW State , not Federal documents as their basis they ignore this key point.
b. A Member must not knowingly or improperly promote any matter, vote on any bill or resolution or ask any question in the Parliament or its Committees in return for any remuneration, fee, payment, reward or benefit in kind, of a private nature
Last I checked ministry jobs are hardly private, and if Gillard wanted to keep this deal secret, confirming it to the media was a bad way to hide this offer.
But the charges don’t actually have to stick, if you are Bolt you just want to put “Gillard” and “bribery” in the same sentence as many times as possible and let your ignorant readers join the dots. Just make sure you add a ? at the end of each accusation to avoid any responsibility.
Example. Not acceptable.
Andrew Bolt sells heroin to schoolgirls.
Does Andrew Bolt sell heroin to schoolgirls?
But I’m guessing Andrew Bolt and the rest of the nuts will quietly rest this conspiracy.
ROB Oakeshott has indicated that Tony Abbott made a last-ditch attempt to woo the independent MP by offering him a senior Coalition position.
Will we see Andrew Bolt make the exact same baseless accusations of bribery to Tony Abbott? Not bloody likely. Will we see an apology or retraction of a false accusation from Andrew Bolt? Absolutely not.