By Situation Theatre 22/5/2019
Meanwhile the only half-decent candidate, Tanya Plibersek, has withdrawn from the contest because the patriarchy is patently fucked.
The competition to see who will take the worst possible lessons from Labor’s election loss is heating up as a boring man from Western Sydney battles a slightly less boring but blokier man, also from Western Sydney.
Already the two men are vying for the mantle of quickest sell-out of progressive values and jockeying for the title of greatest disappointment.
“Albo” was quickest to point out his name rhymes with ScoMo whole Chris Bowen offered himself forward as “Bobo”.
According to The Guardian, “Albanese said Labor needed to articulate an agenda for economic growth, not just talk about how it was prepared to redistribute wealth – an implicit criticism of Shorten and Bowen’s campaign agenda.”
Offering up a chasm of political difference, Bobo said “I think we need a crisper way of explaining how our policies are pro-growth, but more importantly we need to talk about it more.If all you are talking about is fairness, people will think that’s all you care about.”
Bobo went on to cleverly emphasise one of Labor’s strengths, hedging. He downplayed the number one threat for Australians, saying Labor’s 45% emissions target should “not necessarily” be scrapped, and then went on to emphasise the future of coal.
Albo, Bobo, fellas, have you thought about taking impending ecological and climate breakdown seriously?
Have you considered taking a stand against crimes against humanity?
Have you pondered actually being conviction politicians who will confront obscene wealth inequality?
If not, how about stepping aside for a woman who will?