By Situation Theatre 9/5/2019
Once you’ve sold out the country, it’s much easier to sell out your Mum.
The Prime Minister has called on The Daily Telegraph to go to town on his Mum, Marion Morrison, so he can summon up a scintilla of genuine emotion ahead of the federal election.
Seeing Opposition Leader Bill Shorten’s authenticity in response to the Tele’s hit job on his dead mother, Morrison is panicking that unless he can contrive a situation where he might also feel something, he’s headed for a record defeat on May 18.
There is community scepticism about the Prime Minister’s ability to deliver an authentic moment, even where his mother is concerned. Fortunately for him, he still has some eye drops left over from when he teared up in his apology for institutional child abuse as he denied suicidal refugee children medical treatment, wept as he announced a Disability Royal Commission that he had opposed for years, and dropped to his knees in tears over the plight of imprisoned refugees which he perpetrated.