Tony Abbott and the blind deer

It’s an old joke, a dad joke, probably grand dad joke, but I will bore you anyway.

Q: What you call a deer with no eyes?
A: No-eyed deer.

Q: What do you call a deer with no eyes and no legs?
A: Still no-eyed deer.

Q: What do you call a deer with no eyes, no legs and no balls?
A: Still, f@#&ing, no-eyed deer.

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 Tony Abbott is still amazed that people have not realised how good he was.

Abbott is still justifying his disastrous term as prime minister, primarily by overemphasising his achievements in an attempt to rewrite history.

 The Age reports that

Tony Abbott has admitted he made unnecessary enemies and left his friends feeling under-appreciated during his time as prime minister, as part of an extraordinary mea culpa on his government’s failings.

“I can’t let pride in what was achieved under my leadership blind me to the flaws that made its termination easier, even if claims were exaggerated or exploited in self-serving ways,” he writes.

What a wonderful example of weasel words: pride in what was achieved under my leadership. Abbott may be proud  but the majority of the Parliamentary Liberal party and the vast bulk of the Australian electorate certainly weren’t.

And then there’s this little pearl:  even if claims were exaggerated or exploited in self-serving ways.   In essence, Abbott is saying  “Really, when you think about it, things weren’t as bad as they were made out to be, there were just nasty people around, self-serving et cetera et cetera, who made me look worse than I really was.”

Mr Abbott stands by his approach to same-sex marriage, climate change, asylum seekers and national security,

What he doesn’t realise is that his approach to these issues was probably central to his ignominious dumping as prime minister.

It’s time to move on and out, Tony. Your party and the Australian electorate has made their decision about you.

Everything you do from now on will only reinforce the perception that getting rid of you was a good decision.

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