Plenty of those on hand:
Yes, it's on:
The first sign of serious tensions between Tony Abbott and Julie Bishop has emerged, with reports the deputy Liberal leader "went bananas" at the Prime Minister after Fairfax Media reported she would be chaperoned on a key overseas mission.
Oh sure, there's been an immediate cover-up:
But Ms Bishop has publicly denied the report saying: "Why would I be angry at being accompanied by a minister to a very important climate change conference?" (here)
Why? Because you're a bloody pathetic greenie, that's why. Blue on the outside maybe, but so green on the inside, you can't be allowed out on your own. Get your own bunch of bananas!
Oh yes, it's on:
Deputy Liberal leader Julie Bishop has remonstrated with Prime Minister Tony Abbott after reading in the media that she was to be chaperoned by Trade Minister Andrew Robb at an international climate change summit next week.
Sources told The Australian Financial Review that Ms Bishop demanded a “please explain” from Mr Abbott this week after reading in Fairfax Media’s Sun-Herald that Mr Robb would be shadowing her at the United Nations climate change conference in Lima, Peru.
“Julie went bananas at the PM,” said one source.
Bananas? Haven't we got enough bananas?
The story is doing the rounds at senior levels of the government and fuelling growing discontent among cabinet ministers at Mr Abbott’s office, specifically his chief of staff, Peta Credlin. Mr Robb is junior to Ms Bishop insofar as she is the Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade.
She was not consulted about the “chaperoning” and it has been suggested Mr Robb, a hardliner on climate change policy, was to be sent by Mr Abbott’s office to ensure she did not over-commit Australia on climate change policy.
It is understood Ms Bishop also confronted Mr Robb over the matter.
There's more here at the AFR including links, outside the paywall, and the only reason that the pond draws attention to it is that when Julie Bishop decides to tear down the confused, chaotic, luddite Abbott government, the pond wants full credit.
Oops, watch out for the bananas ...
What happens when Julie Bishop takes charge, you ask? Partly, you might assert, due to the pond's unremitting campaign to elevate Jules to top banana?
Hey, you're on your own, nothing to do with the pond, here no responsibility, no responsibility here ...
Oh yes, things seem tense in the capsules:
Oh dear, well if bananas don't keep the tension under control, how about a pineapple?