Gillard: “Don’t write crap”

REFORM?  WHAT REFORM?

At the National Press Club today, the Prime Minister said that:

putting a price on carbon was her government’s equivalent to the floating of the dollar – a reform that would transform the country.

Well, no, not really. In economic terms, the definition of a reform is

re•form (r -fôrm )
v. re•formed, re•form•ing, re•forms
v.tr.
1. To improve by alteration, correction of error, or removal of defects; put into a better form or condition.

This clearly is not what Julia Gillard is doing. The reform Gillard has in mind has no intention of improving the economy, and will certainly not have the sorts of benefits we now associate with the floating of the dollar.

It is in reality an  ‘environmental reform, but unfortunately, the reform that Gillard has in mind also has no intention of improving the environment. According now to many experts and the Gillard government’s own advisers, it will have absolutely no measurable effect on the climate, the environment or anything else.

However, those journalists who object are admonished, and publicly told by the Prime Minister herself, no less, in what must be a National Press Club first:

Don’t write crap.
It can’t be that hard. And when you have written complete crap, I think you should correct it.

I hope dear reader that what I have written is not crap.

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2 Responses to “Gillard: “Don’t write crap””

  1. FatherJon Says:

    She’s even resorting to that old teary tactic started by Hawke when they’re not getting all the understanding they think they’re due. Makes me spew!!!

    FJ

  2. FatherJon Says:

    ‘Don’t write crap’ she says. My injunction to her is ‘don’t talk crap!’
    She just slides on, oblivious to the colossal opposition and disbelief she encounters everywhere. Talk about grasping victory from defeat, she refuses to recognise she’s lost the plot, even interpreting all the anti- polls as being supportive. Give me a break, Jilly Dullard!!!

    FJ

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