29 August 2011



Then call it ‘political expediency’ mate
the kind of drivel sprayed when there’s
a chance of making the late news seem
something it ain’t – Tony Abbott’s best
phrase this week had a self-professed
claim to integrity painted in pink over it,
like florescent ‘see me’ vests we have
to wear on worksites these days

But in Tony’s case even a snide smirk
failed relevance tests when it came to
clearing up just how an unconfirmed
allegation became a chance to ignite
parliamentary controversy and qualify
as HIS demonstration of real integrity
© 26 August 2011, I. D. Carswell