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SHIMEEEE

The Age’s Traceeee Hutchison - no longer a freak! - has a new favourite thing:

When Kevin Rudd walked on stage to claim his place as Australia’s 26th prime minister, the woman he calls his life partner stood with her hand in his beside him, and shimmied. She leant forward and, with a cheeky glint in her eye, shook her shoulders from side to side and shimmied. And it was glorious.

If ever there was an image to differentiate the old from the new on election night, it was Therese Rein’s shimmy. As surprising as the revelation that I’ve placed a shimmy above Australia electing its first female deputy prime minister and Maxine McKew’s “in heaven no one’s blind” moment might be, the shimmy said it all ...

Let’s all get down and shimmy!

Manic Traceeee is even less readable than depressive Traceeee. More from kisdm001: “Traceeee’s column today includes a rather dodgy claim: ‘Suddenly we had a first couple who were smart, successful AND sexy. It was magnificent.’  Sexy sure has changed since I left Australia …”

Posted by Tim B. on 11/30/2007 at 06:24 PM
  1. Christ. At work yesterday, a colleague - on hearing part of the Rudder’s 50-minute long press conference - commented: 

    “Smart, intelligent, articulate and sexy!”

    (A paraphrase).
    Granted, this may have had something to do with her political preferences and biases, but still - why this urge to portray Labor politicians as sex symbols? It’s grotesque!

    Posted by TimT on 2007 11 30 at 06:35 PM • permalink

  2. Shimmy she aint got, have you seen her behind? She should spell shimmy with lots of eeeeeee’s.

    Posted by gin&tonic on 2007 11 30 at 06:36 PM • permalink

  3. Imagine walking into the Age lunch room while Hutchison and Deveny were having lunch together.

    I have images of something like teenage girls giggling and furtively looking at a “men of labor” calendar.

    Posted by Francis H on 2007 11 30 at 06:39 PM • permalink

  4. since I left Australia

    Don’t tell me someone kept good their promise to emigrate if KRudd won?

    Posted by anthony_r on 2007 11 30 at 06:39 PM • permalink

  5. Was that really a “shimmy”? Maybe she had momentarily become, you know, uncupped, and was just shaking things back into place. Or maybe a beetle crawled into her cleavage. Or maybe she had just realized that she was holding Kevin’s pickin’ hand, and was overcome with a bad case of the willies. Or maybe Kevin - that card! - had furtively slipped a joy buzzer onto his finger. Could have been anything, really; t’weren’t necessarily a shimmy.

    Posted by paco on 2007 11 30 at 06:39 PM • permalink

  6. Does the Age have special courses for writing this crap? Catherine (Bodice Rippers Every Day) Deveny and Traceeeeeeee been studying from the same sheet?

    Posted by kae on 2007 11 30 at 06:39 PM • permalink

  7. BTW, the last sentence in the second paragraph cited registered 94.7 ted kennedy units on Paco’s Patented Incoherentometer.

    Posted by paco on 2007 11 30 at 06:43 PM • permalink

  8. Oh, for the moment our PM is name-tagged Kevin Rein on an overseas trip.

    If this is the kind of stuff they allow to be published, you can only imagine the quality of writing that is cut out. Whenever I read Traceee I have visions of some poor subeditor with their head in their hands.

    Posted by Margos Maid on 2007 11 30 at 06:43 PM • permalink

  9. Oh, God, he calls his wife* his “life partner”? How nauseating. My ex-boyfriend used to call me that. The relationship lasted about a year and a half—so much for “life partner.”

    *She is his wife, isn’t she? Or are Australians less conservative in that area than Americans? In my country you are practically required to have a traditional opposite-sex spouse if you want to run for the higher offices. Hey, I don’t make the rules, I just report them.

    Posted by Andrea Harris, Administrator on 2007 11 30 at 06:44 PM • permalink

  10. #1

    why this urge to portray Labor politicians as sex symbols? It’s grotesque

    Obviously never seen this pair in their bathrobes.

    Or maybe they have?

    Posted by kae on 2007 11 30 at 06:46 PM • permalink

  11. But if I had to nominate a flashpoint when I felt my body jolt upright with exultant anticipation and gushing love of country, it actually came courtesy of the first lady-elect, Therese Rein.

    Looks like a potential entry in this.

    Posted by Margos Maid on 2007 11 30 at 06:49 PM • permalink

  12. I heard that Henry Mancini provided the backing music for the shimeeeee.

    Posted by Irobot on 2007 11 30 at 06:50 PM • permalink

  13. “The Age’s Traceeee Hutchison - no longer a freak!”

    Yet, still an airhead.

    Posted by Dave Surls on 2007 11 30 at 06:51 PM • permalink

  14. She really needs to learn how to lap dance.

    Posted by Redd on 2007 11 30 at 06:52 PM • permalink

  15. “She leant forward and, with a cheeky glint in her eye, shook her shoulders from side to side and shimmied. And it was glorious.”

    Sounds like early symptoms of Parkinson’s Disease to me.

    Posted by Dave Surls on 2007 11 30 at 06:52 PM • permalink

  16. This kind of unseemly gushing should automatically qualify a journalist either for job termination or for demotion to the home & garden section (or maybe even the classifieds).

    And I know, I know: she’s just a pretend journalist. But still . . .

    Posted by paco on 2007 11 30 at 06:59 PM • permalink

  17. 14 Redd

    She really needs to learn how to lap dance.

    Don’t think she could get that close.

    Posted by El Cid on 2007 11 30 at 07:18 PM • permalink

  18. ``...shook her shoulders from side to side and shimmied.’‘

    I’m having trouble visualising this.  I can shoulder-shimmy too - it’s one of the basic bellydance moves - but it involves the shoulders going forward and back, not side to side.  It sounds like the lady was just trying to adjust a slipped brassiere strap without using her hands. 

    Other than that I agree with paco’s comments at #16.  This kind of behavior is just embarrassing.

    Posted by Sonetka's Mom on 2007 11 30 at 07:19 PM • permalink

  19. Batshit crazy. Ralph Wiggum from the Simpsons married to Widow Twanky is sexy?

    Posted by squawkbox on 2007 11 30 at 07:21 PM • permalink

  20. #16 Problem is, you actually have to know something to write in the Home and Garden sections.  I’m still suprised at how, in any given newspaper, once you turn from the political pages to the sports, hobby, gardening pages, the quality of the writing as writing improves dramatically.

    Posted by cuckoo on 2007 11 30 at 07:21 PM • permalink

  21. I’m so ashamed to have this fuckwit as our PM.

    Posted by Ash_ on 2007 11 30 at 07:21 PM • permalink

  22. the woman he calls his life partner

    Yuck, I HATE the term “life partner”.  What’s wrong with calling her his “wife”?

    Posted by Kami on 2007 11 30 at 07:21 PM • permalink

  23. I can shoulder-shimmy too - it’s one of the basic bellydance moves

    At least she wasn’t ululating, though I’m sure Kevin is paying for her lessons, so that next time he tours Lakemba she can do her bit.

    Posted by cuckoo on 2007 11 30 at 07:24 PM • permalink

  24. #22 Not progressive enough, I guess.

    Posted by Ash_ on 2007 11 30 at 07:24 PM • permalink

  25. #21, Ash_,

    Just wait until KRudd, in front of the world’s media, starts munching on some earwax during those long, boring glowball worming discussions in Bali.

    Posted by Kami on 2007 11 30 at 07:35 PM • permalink

  26. # 1, Tim T,

    why this urge to portray Labor politicians as sex symbols? It’s grotesque!

    Yes.  And juvenile and shallow.

    Posted by Janice on 2007 11 30 at 07:37 PM • permalink

  27. Let’s all get down and shimmy!
    ...and they call this journalism.

    Posted by daddy dave on 2007 11 30 at 07:37 PM • permalink

  28. slightly o/t but the elephant in the room with this election is that Rudd won more than a couple seats because of the Chinese bloc vote.

    Seats like Moreton and Forde in Queensland, as well as Bennelong saw big swings at booths in Chinese neighbourhoods.

    Posted by murph on 2007 11 30 at 07:42 PM • permalink

  29. #25 Thanks Kami… now I feel ill!

    Shit, we’re already getting laughed at by the entire world, did we really need him to clinch it?!

    Posted by Ash_ on 2007 11 30 at 07:45 PM • permalink

  30. Ya modern lefty: Storm Winter Palace; DRINK contents of cellar.

    Posted by ooh honey honey on 2007 11 30 at 08:04 PM • permalink

  31. #30 I’ll Honey, I’ve cover your back, but I don’t think you’ll live. I’ll try though!!

    Posted by Ash_ on 2007 11 30 at 08:07 PM • permalink

  32. #9 Andrea: ‘She is his wife, isn’t she? Or are Australians less conservative in that area than Americans?’

    ‘Fraid so. PC equates husband with ‘evil’, so ‘wife’ must be too.  [Rudd is a ‘modern Christian’ like Blair]
    Many official forms do not even allow mention of the old terms - too ‘discriminatory’.

    The word ‘partner’ implies a contractual arrangement that in business is enforced much better than any mere marriage certificate.

    ‘Life partner’ has all the force of ‘life sentence’ here - risible.

    Even 30 years ago my state government insulted my wife by sending her a form after the birth of our first child [they knew we were married], with the prefix ‘Ms’.
    I complained to no effect.

    Posted by Barrie on 2007 11 30 at 08:21 PM • permalink

  33. Hmmm. In the 60’s Jackie Kennedy epitomised both change and style.

    What are we to make of our Australian Camelot judging by the looks of both Deveny and Rein?

    More Camels than Camelot.

    Posted by Nic on 2007 11 30 at 08:24 PM • permalink

  34. Our history will say Howard
    Was certainly no coward.
    Now we can relax,
    Led by The Man of Wax
    and a ‘partner’ hopefully not froward.

    Posted by Barrie on 2007 11 30 at 08:32 PM • permalink

  35. Ash, these two bints are so excited by the prospect of sitting at the “table of power” they must be positively fizzing at the gusset.

    Posted by ooh honey honey on 2007 11 30 at 08:33 PM • permalink

  36. We all shimmy in heaven.

    Posted by Pig Head Sucker on 2007 11 30 at 08:44 PM • permalink

  37. I think she means shimmy as in how you’d describe a 1954 Desoto with a partially glazed clutch trying to drive up a 30 in 1 incline while full of obese Maoris.

    Otherwise it’s too dreadful to visualise- and did you see what she was wearing when she turned up to pick up the keys for the Lodge?

    bogan with lotto win writ large (and I mean size 16 OOOS).

    Posted by Habib on 2007 11 30 at 08:46 PM • permalink

  38. somewhat OT, but it’s started.

    “THE United Nations’ chief climate negotiator says the Rudd government’s decision to ratify the Kyoto Protocol is more than symbolic - and warns it faces penalties if it fails to meet its targets.”

    Bend over all of you that use energy in any of its forms.

    Posted by duncanm on 2007 11 30 at 08:56 PM • permalink

  39. This is just going to get better and better. If both Traceeeeeeeeee and the fat tart have both been wet with excitement over the KRuddster since the election, what happens when The Man of Wax does not deliver his promised piece of political pork to them?

    If hell hath no fury etc, how will the thick-and-ugly sexually excited brainless neocommie female* journalist demographic respond when he goes all limp on them?

    Now, I honestly do not know, but I have beer and pretzels to consume while I sit back and watch the fun.

    MarkL
    Canberra

    * I did not use ‘woman’ here as using the term in relation to Traceeee and Deveneeee would be to insult the women who post on this site. And some of them are armed.

    Posted by MarkL on 2007 11 30 at 09:01 PM • permalink

  40. Sexy sure has changed since I left Australia …”

    Great.  There’s hope for me and Mrs Plinge yet.

    Posted by walterplinge on 2007 11 30 at 09:08 PM • permalink

  41. #38.  This may get funny: The United Nations’ chief climate negotiator Mr de Boer is well named, and he’ll deal with our new GW Honcho Ms Wong:

    ‘De BOER praised Australia’s WONG GW policy today.’

    Posted by Barrie on 2007 11 30 at 09:09 PM • permalink

  42. The ‘collective’ or the pseudo intellectual ones anyway, really do get glassy/fluffy over Rudd and Co. The gushing and cooing, some reintroduction of ‘PC speech’ etc, because they assume some of their ‘sage scribblings’ will now be absorbed by a majority of the population.
    Traceeee’s dribble probably gave her an inner warm glow. But I would rate Baldricks (from the Blackadder series) ‘Little Sausage’ novella far more credible. Whats more it has far more interesting points.

    Posted by BJM on 2007 11 30 at 09:14 PM • permalink

  43. As to the whole tawdry “sexy” gibberish, anyone who finds Orinoco Womble pumping away on what appears to be a blancmange wearing a Diana Ross wig should seek help- I’d sooned watch Phillip Adams get close and personal with Laurie Oakes.

    Posted by Habib on 2007 11 30 at 09:34 PM • permalink

  44. I bet Traceeeeeeee has a teddy named shimmy.

    Posted by gin&tonic on 2007 11 30 at 09:34 PM • permalink

  45. $43 Oh God Habib!!!

    (And I’ll bet you’ll be hearing that a lot more often, though not for the usual ahem, reasons.)

    “Orinoco Womble wearing a Diana Ross wig!!!!”

    I. Can’t. Breathe.

    Bwahahaha hahahaha cough, choke, hack, gulp.

    God help me someone, please!!!

    Posted by Pogria on 2007 11 30 at 09:46 PM • permalink

  46. What?
    They don’t sell “Jello” down under?
    BTW, My Sister Kate would be insulted to learn this is how Aussies describe a “shimmy”!
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yzWYybidPn4

    Posted by Mike on 2007 11 30 at 09:51 PM • permalink

  47. “What are we to make of our Australian Camelot judging by the looks of both Deveny and Rein?”

    There’s an abundant food supply.

    Posted by Dave Surls on 2007 11 30 at 10:03 PM • permalink

  48. Has anybody else noticed that Deveney looks like a female version of her hero Paul Keating in the photo linked to by Nic (#33)? Same seething contempt for ordinary Australians too.

    What will she morph into now that Kevin is PM?

    Posted by Toiling Mass on 2007 11 30 at 10:11 PM • permalink

  49. She leant forward and, with a cheeky glint in her eye, shook her shoulders from side to side and shimmied

    ... consequently, the whole shack shimmied ... c/- Traceeh!‘s Love Shack?

    Posted by egg_ on 2007 11 30 at 10:23 PM • permalink

  50. #43
    Nah, he was boning the mattress by mistake - she’d left the wig on it ... same diff ...

    Posted by egg_ on 2007 11 30 at 10:34 PM • permalink

  51. #38
    What does New Zealand owe already?

    Posted by kae on 2007 11 30 at 10:43 PM • permalink

  52. #38
    All the dim bulbs on the Left will now have to go out and buy ... dim bulbs ...

    Posted by egg_ on 2007 11 30 at 10:51 PM • permalink

  53. I wonder what it is about leftard males that leaves their womyn (the ones who are’nt catching the Clapham omnibus anyway) so sexually frustrated?

    Posted by eeniemeenie on 2007 11 30 at 11:53 PM • permalink

  54. Jesus, Sonia’s still got it over Rudd’s missus.

    Posted by watty on 2007 12 01 at 12:11 AM • permalink

  55. For G-d’s Sake! What was Traceeee doing during Kevni’s speech, diddling herself?

    Her columns reads like “Autobiography of a Flea”.

    Probably shows up at Fairfax and says “Catherine—smell my fingers…”

    Posted by MentalFloss on 2007 12 01 at 12:23 AM • permalink

  56. #51 kae “What does New Zealand owe already?”

    According to Alex Robson in the Daily Telegraph:

    The New Zealand Treasury estimates New Zealand’s Kyoto liability currently stands at NZ$708 million.

    This doesn’t sound like very much, but this guess is more than double what it was two years ago.

    At that rate of increase, at the end of the first Kyoto commitment period in 2012, New Zealanders will owe about NZ$4.2 billion - or about NZ$1000 per person.

    Suckers!

    Posted by Bruce Rheinstein on 2007 12 01 at 12:34 AM • permalink

  57. She leant forward and, with a cheeky glint in her eye, shook her shoulders from side to side and shimmied

    The Earth moved for the rest of us, too, Trace.

    Was that two Zeppelins having a race under her jacket?

    Posted by egg_ on 2007 12 01 at 12:53 AM • permalink

  58. shook her shoulders from side to side and shimmied

    First we get this character from the Labor party laboratory for a PM and now we get an ageing, overweight lap dancer for a first lady.

    But one thing hasn’t changed since Nov 24 - Traceeeeee. Still as detached from reality as she was on Nov 23.

    Posted by Contrail on 2007 12 01 at 01:26 AM • permalink

  59. #55

    Jeez, Mentalfloss, thanks so bloody much for that mental image.

    Please excuse me while I go and chug-a-lug a bottle of rum to exorcise that particular demon…

    MarkL
    Canberra

    Posted by MarkL on 2007 12 01 at 03:07 AM • permalink

  60. #51 Kae: What does NZ owe on Kyoto?
    Projections of up to $2.3 billion here.
    And the latest NZ Treasury estimate of $717 million (as at Sep 30 07) here.
    Amazing when you consider that nearly all NZ’s greenhouse gases are generated by farm animals.
    Imagine what the bill will be like if they ever develop industry and can afford to own cars.

    Posted by Skeeter on 2007 12 01 at 04:30 AM • permalink

  61. As for this crap about “developing countries needing to catch up”, what a crock!
    You had Mao, guys. Your problem.
    But then, it’s the PC ones on our side who are shooting us in both feet. Now with an extra 5%.

    Posted by blogstrop on 2007 12 01 at 05:10 AM • permalink

  62. #4 - Don’t tell me someone kept good their promise to emigrate if KRudd won?

    Nah, I left a couple of years ago for France where the majority know how to choose between a socialist and a conservative.

    /Sarko FTW!

    Posted by Villeurbanne on 2007 12 01 at 06:16 AM • permalink

  63. a new dance for the left.  the seismic shifting shimmy.
    (and it goes like this.. you put your right shoulder in, you put your right shoulder out.. oops that one has been taken already)

    Posted by missred on 2007 12 01 at 06:52 AM • permalink

  64. #37 - Therese like a 1954 De Soto?  Habib, you the man!  Picture perfect! ‘54 De Soto

    Posted by Ubique on 2007 12 01 at 07:19 AM • permalink

  65. “PM’s Missus a Classless Hag! Classless hags everywhere delighted!”

    Posted by wreckage on 2007 12 01 at 07:28 AM • permalink

  66. I’ll bet none of you know that Traceee also writes screenplays for avant garde film.

    Posted by dean martin on 2007 12 01 at 09:02 AM • permalink

  67. more like chamois ...

    Posted by Stevo on 2007 12 01 at 09:42 AM • permalink

  68. She needs balancing on the front, probably, if it happens only at certain speeds.

    Posted by rhhardin on 2007 12 01 at 11:10 AM • permalink

  69. I can’t add much to what’s already been said, but the thought of pudgy middle-aged women with no fashion sense “shimmying” is anything but a pleasant thought.

    Bleh.

    Posted by Spiny Norman on 2007 12 01 at 12:13 PM • permalink

  70. If I have to dance, I don’t want to be part of your revolution.

    Posted by Lileks on 2007 12 01 at 01:27 PM • permalink

  71. Projections of up to $2.3 billion here. And the latest NZ Treasury estimate of $717 million (as at Sep 30 07) here.

    And this money goes to the UN to be siphoned off by the usual crooks? Or, does it go directly to the 3rd world despots like Mugabe?

    Posted by Redd on 2007 12 01 at 01:41 PM • permalink

  72. #70

    LMAO!

    Posted by Spiny Norman on 2007 12 01 at 02:01 PM • permalink

  73. There’s a serious point lurking beneath the surface here.

    Mr and Mrs. Rein REALLY ARE SEXY to Leftards and it clearly shows their divorce from reality and their own internal processes.

    Even though Traceeee may very well have a thing for earwax-eating ponces and a love for twisted symbols of power, this is serious business and a true perversion, not just the foolish blatherings of a borderline imbecile.

    Posted by Harry Bergeron on 2007 12 01 at 02:21 PM • permalink

  74. Whilst i cannot stand Revin Kudd as our Prime Minister, I feel it is unfair to attack his wife on her looks and weight. If she was your next door neighbour one would accept her as a very pleasant woman with a pleasing countenance.

    As with many woman it is nigh impossible for most of us to have bodies like Jaylo past age 25 and motherhood which certainly encourages the body to store fat just where we don’t want it.
    Attack the Man and his party for the lying lot they are but leave the families out of it.

    However talking of fat cows- did any one see that dipstick Maria Venuti slavering over Maxine Mc HOGG-Bob done well had two wives now feeding at the trough.

    Posted by Hillyminx on 2007 12 01 at 03:32 PM • permalink

  75. “As with many woman it is nigh impossible for most of us to have bodies like Jaylo past age 25”

    Deveny has a body more like two Jaylos.

    Posted by Dave Surls on 2007 12 01 at 04:05 PM • permalink

  76. #75 More like five Jaylos, and all standing next to each other.

    Posted by Ash_ on 2007 12 01 at 04:12 PM • permalink

  77. #70

    And this money goes to the UN to be siphoned off by the usual crooks? Or, does it go directly to the 3rd world despots like Mugabe?

    I think it’s much of a muchness really, Redd.

    Posted by kae on 2007 12 01 at 05:55 PM • permalink

  78. #74

    However talking of fat cows- did any one see that dipstick Maria Venuti slavering over Maxine Mc HOGG-Bob done well had two wives now feeding at the trough.

    Yeah, but I turned away real quick.

    Posted by kae on 2007 12 01 at 05:57 PM • permalink

  79. #70 - As far as I know, the money goes to buying carbon credits to pay for the Kiwi CO2 blowout. 

    The Russian mafia have pretty much cornered the market here - they amassed a googolplex of carbon credits following Brussell’s stumblebum massive over-issue of credits to existing CO2 producers.  The Russkis cheated more than most and had lots to trade to the same old useful idiots who thought the rules of the game were all about playing fair - eg the Kiwis.

    The billion or two NZ will spend in buying carbon credits will provide zero benefits for Kiwis, but provide a hell of a good time for the Russian mafia. 

    Hey, maybe the mafioski could use it to buy the All Blacks with the South Island thrown in.

    Posted by Ubique on 2007 12 01 at 06:47 PM • permalink

  80. That should read: Brussels’.  Reminds self that preview button has a purpose.

    Posted by Ubique on 2007 12 01 at 07:55 PM • permalink

  81. A hat tip to Jelly Roll Morton.

    Oh, I wish I could I shimmy like my sister Kate;
    She makes it shake like a jelly on a plate.
    My mama wanted to know just the other night,
    Wonder why the boys think Kate’s so right
    Now all the boys in the neighborhood,
    They know that she can shimmy and it’s understood;
    It will sure be great when I’m up-to-date
    When I can shimmy like my sister Kate.
    I mean, when I shimmy like my sister Kate!

    Posted by Carl H on 2007 12 01 at 09:40 PM • permalink

  82. It says volumes for Kev that the “woman” in his life doesn’t think enough of him to share his name. You just can’t please Therese. Even becoming PM wasn’t good enough.

    Posted by Infidel Tiger on 2007 12 01 at 09:42 PM • permalink

  83. I stand corrected, that old song is by Fats Waller and not Jelleeeeee Roll Morton.

    Posted by Carl H on 2007 12 01 at 09:47 PM • permalink

  84. #82
    I was 33 when I got married. He was put out that I hadn’t changed my name six moths after the wedding. I changed it.
    It was very annoying as most of my working life I was known as X and suddenly I was someone else.
    Quite often women with tertiary qualifications do not change their names when they get married because they are known and recognised by their name.

    Perhaps she didn’t like the name “Rudd”.
    T Rudd.

    Slightly better than KRudd.

    Posted by kae on 2007 12 01 at 09:51 PM • permalink

  85. I had a 1963 Dodge long ago that had a terrible shimmy.  It needed new ball joints.  Perhaps Australia’s new First Life Partner should try a new ball joint.  It might make her feel better.  Traceeeee sounds like she could use a few herself.

    Posted by Furry Lewis on 2007 12 01 at 10:47 PM • permalink

  86. #74 Hillyminx

    Whilst i cannot stand Revin Kudd as our Prime Minister, I feel it is unfair to attack his wife on her looks and weight.

    Nope, sorry, you have not been paying sufficient attention. If the standard jibe on neocommie websites and blogs for the last decade about Janette Howard has been about how ugly/fat/retarded/stupid/badly dressed she was, if her cancer was used along the line of ‘wish it would come back and kill her’, and if the standard name for her was ‘Hyacinth Bucket’, then a few jibes about KRudds millionaire missus must be OK.

    After all, if the self-proclaimed superior morality-nazis of the neocommie community has approved such behaviour in spades, it must be just peachy. The trick is to use it, but not to use it as often, or with the hate the neocommies possess.

    Then when they whine about it, use it to illustrate the depths of their own hypocrisy and the moral sewer they live in.

    MarkL
    Canberra

    Posted by MarkL on 2007 12 02 at 01:27 AM • permalink

  87. #74

    Whilst i cannot stand Revin Kudd as our Prime Minister, I feel it is unfair to attack his wife on her looks and weight.

    If Mrs Rudd is going to shimmy like a stripper on national TV, she is fair game - just like all those women who shimmy on Jerry Springer. If she had conducted herself like a (first) lady, what you say is absolutely correct. Our previous first ladies, Labor and Liberal, didn’t seem to have a problem with dignity.

    Posted by Contrail on 2007 12 02 at 01:29 AM • permalink

  88. Agree MarkL - but also agree Hillyminx about ... Maria Venuti. What a vision of Maria-di-Gras that was!

    Posted by blogstrop on 2007 12 02 at 02:52 AM • permalink

  89. Why do I get the feeling that if Howard had won the election and it was Mrs Howard who had ‘shimmied’ then Traceeeeee would have described it as a ‘disgusting display of arrogance which represented Howards oppression of working Australians’.

    Posted by Skip on 2007 12 02 at 06:12 AM • permalink

  90. “GUSHING LOVE OF COUNTRY?”

    Wow, folks, this is Tracee’s coming out declaration - who’d have thought Therese Rein’s er…country ...would be the target of Tracee’s…er…allegiance.
    Strange, I had no idea she was so susceptible…

    Posted by carpefraise on 2007 12 02 at 07:04 AM • permalink

  91. #86, nope I’m with Hillyminx on this one. I’m not interested in decanting invective on Ms Rein when clearly Kevin and Co will need every last speck I can muster when they start doing the dodgy on various issues.

    BTW, Mark L, I am armed. Got two of ‘em!
    Hahahahahahahahahah!

    Posted by carpefraise on 2007 12 02 at 07:15 AM • permalink

  92. #88- I thought it was a transvestite but my more observant better half assured me it was the very same Ms Venutti. I thought Kev had picked up the pervert vote, but that’s still with the Greens methinks.

    Ditto for previous assertions- I have never made disparaging remarks about Janette Howard because she acted with grace and manners, and kept her beak out of hobbys job; Ol’ Chief Rein in the Face however has all the hallmarks of being a bogan Hillary Clinton, a prospect to hideous to contemplate. I’m waiting for her to have one too many West Coast Coolers at the Shangri La at Kuta and get the girls out for the Delegation from Saudi Arabia. Then to demand control of national healthcare.

    Posted by Habib on 2007 12 02 at 07:59 AM • permalink

  93. #22 Kami:

    Yuck, I HATE the term “life partner”.  What’s wrong with calling her his “wife”?

    You have to love your wife. You only have to like your “life partner”.

    Posted by jorgen on 2007 12 02 at 09:14 AM • permalink

  94. #74 Hillyminx

    Whilst i cannot stand Revin Kudd as our Prime Minister, I feel it is unfair to attack his wife on her looks and weight.
    Nope, sorry, you have not been paying sufficient attention. If the standard jibe on neocommie websites and blogs for the last decade about Janette Howard has been about how ugly/fat/retarded/stupid/badly dressed she was, if her cancer was used along the line of ‘wish it would come back and kill her’, and if the standard name for her was ‘Hyacinth Bucket’, then a few jibes about KRudds millionaire missus must be OK.

    After all, if the self-proclaimed superior morality-nazis of the neocommie community has approved such behaviour in spades, it must be just peachy. The trick is to use it, but not to use it as often, or with the hate the neocommies possess.

    Then when they whine about it, use it to illustrate the depths of their own hypocrisy and the moral sewer they live in.

    MarkL
    Canberra

    Interesting rationale Mark. They did it so it must be ok for us too.

    I think anyone making these absurd comments about what Janette Howard or Therese Rein look like in a derogatory way are mean-spirited and have truly lost perspective on what is fair in politics.

    One thing I really respect about Americans is that by and large they seem to repect their President regardless of political affiliation (well Bush Jnr might be the exception to this rule). I don’t hear too many comments disparaging Bush’s family and I think we could learn something from the Americans here.

    Posted by agile on 2007 12 02 at 11:55 PM • permalink

  95. Since when was anyone for any reason beyond the reach of sledging, jibing, bitching or moaning in Australia?

    Just asking, not trying to justify anything.

    Posted by wreckage on 2007 12 03 at 09:11 AM • permalink

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