Keith Duncan, Pimlico
The marketing guy (PM Morrison), has returned from holidays, after a long year of intense marketing. And almost immediately resumed marketing, defending his favourite ‘gold standard’ Premier (Gladys), who is definitely in need of some marketing spin as she continues to deflect claims of mismanagement, rorting, and corruption.
Gladys could not get more experienced help in such matters, Shifty Morrison is as good as it gets when it comes to ‘gilding the lily’, and blame-shifting; but it’s hard to imagine Gladys needing any help when it involves rorting and pork-barrelling public money.
And wasn’t the Deputy PM (Nationals) Michael McCormack (he fills in for Scotty), enlightening; although he seems to suffer a recurring illness called foot-in-mouth disease, not to be confused with foot AND mouth disease that doesn’t exist in Australia, a fate that could soon befall the National Party.
But Scotty is in a league of his own, he started as the shifty treasurer responsible for the illegal robo-debt debacle that led to many unnecessary suicides. Then he metamorphosised into that daggy suburban dad who wouldn’t harm a fly. Then he reappeared as a leisurely tourist sipping drinks at Waikiki while Australia was burning. Then into a fly-in, fly-out, rubbernecker touring fire-devastated communities back in Australia, terrorising traumatised residents by forcing unwanted hand contact, god help us in 2021.