I think I’ll give the ABC a miss today as the talking heads sit there in their orgasmic pleasure at having played their part in the demise of another hated Coalition MP. Citing tweets lambasting Bishop as proof positive she erred, backed up by the media as they sifted through the rubbish bins of society looking for more examples of Bronwyn’s excesses. And they found some and they were duly cycled through the media on successive days as part of a program to destabalize the government. The fact that it all come to light the week after the Trade Union Royal Commission raised serious questions about Shorten’s misuse of member’s money while he was in the AWU is not accidental. What annoys me is when going through said bins, the media tossed aside reams of references to the ALP doing the same in spades. This doesn’t excuse Bishop and in the wash-up she certainly had reached her use-by-date, however the hypocricy is breathtaking. With the government looking feeble and slow to react I have to ask; what the hell were they thinking. Why weren’t they attacking? Every time Shorten said Bishop must go why didn’t Abbott say “Sure Bill, we are looking at it. Now, in the meantime would you like to explain your extortion of $40,000 from Unibilt that was a “donation” to the AWU but that you actually used for your initial political campaign to enter parliament?” For that matter why hasn’t this fact been recycled through ABC 24 in their daily offer of unbiased news? Another ALP member, Senator Helen Polley, who was not not a minister, had no portfolio responsibilities at the time, but managed to clock up $20,000+ in 8 charter flights between Hobart and Launceston at $3,000+ per trip (160 Km between cities) doesn’t rate a mention in the media, let alone in Twitter. The fact that the ALP are just as guilty doesn’t ameliorate Bishop’s indiscretions but it does raise the issue of hypocracy. The Libs have plenty of reasons to attack Labor on their record but at no stage did I hear or read of such any attack. They seem to go to ground whenever a media and/or Twitterstorm occurs and cop the bullets. Man up you bastards and let slip loose the dogs of war. Then, when the tables are turned and the ALP are busy dodging bullets, revise the MPs entitlements and bring them into line with the public’s expectations and continually front Shorten to get him to back them or not. Get him to put his money where his sanctimonious, hypocritical heart is.