By Situation Theatre 23/12/2015
We all know that Tony Abbott’s most trusted allies in government were Peta Credlin and God. Mr Abbott would often consult the good Lord for policy advice, and clearly the man upstairs is a big fan of Prince Philip. It makes sense then that the former PM has reassured Australians that his leadership career will be resurrected, much like Christ himself.
It’s not the first time Abbott has used Jesus to explain his political positions. On immigration, he famously once said “Jesus knew there was a place for everything, and it’s not necessarily everyone’s place to come to Australia”.
He’s a bit of a cherry picker when it comes to biblical teachings. While he seems himself as quite similar to the saviour of all humanity in most respects, he’s not so keen on the bit about loving your neighbour.
In 1990, one of Tony Abbott’s heroes, John Howard, downplayed his chances of leading the nation by saying “that’s Lazarus with a triple bypass”.’
Many would rate Abbott's chances even lower.
Lucky for Tony, when you're pretty much the son of God, you can work miracles.