What a relief then that the dog botherer is on hand to save the day with a fearless exposé.
Shocking. Being attacked for giving a lecture to his mates. How unfair is that?
Let's look at what's really going on here, and who better a guide than the dog botherer?
It's true he's better known for rabbiting on about the ABC at interminable, mind-blowing length, but he's not just a one trick pony dog, he's a multi-stringed feast of insights;
No claim at all? Even though the pond can't stand Bill and the Billistas, more than a few people noted the way Heydon addressed Shorten, which was more than a trifle short.
More sneering and condescending and lordly, in fact.
But let's not let a little matter of balance get in the road, do go on, because we're really interested to discover what's really going on here:
Yes, it was being bunged on by Liberal lawyers, but they're not political, no, not at all, and yes, it was a fundraiser, but being lawyers, they're pretty useless fundraisers and are much better at screwing their clients.
But it was that last exuberant line that made the pond sit up and realise that at last we now know what's really going on here, behind all that jibber jabber about a high falutin', artsy, highbrow, poncy, legal lecture.
QED, the RC was all about union power, and destroying unions, and it was succeeding, destroying them, or at least smiting them mightily, and hopefully the ALP with it, so that Liberals might rule unchallenged for a thousand years, or at least until the twelfth of never ...
And now the nakedly political point of the exercise has been rooned, rooned the dog botherer tells ya, and now we're all gunna have to join a union, because it's been rooned, rooned ...
Well Kenny has always struck the pond as being a building site short of a plank, a chimney short of a brick, and clearly logic isn't his strength, because what sort of goose would make plain the political intent of the commission while claiming that the commission had no political intent?
If Heydon does go, will Kenny be remembered for his folly, because (a) the more the kool aid sippers write about it, and stick it top of the digital page, the longer the controversy runs; and (b) the more they run hysterical over the top lines like we'll all have to join a union, the more untenable Heydon's position becomes.
With supporters like Kenny, Heydon must be in total despair, but praise be to the long absent lord, it's columns like this that make the pond's day ... though perhaps it should have been saved for a post-prandial feast of folly ...
And so to a Wilcox and a couple of Moirs because these end days are manna for cartoonist heaven, and more Fairfax cartoons here.