Pope has hit on a luvvely riff, and more Pope here, but is everyone enjoying the musical?
Some certainly are:
Thank the long absent lord for the bouffant one, now busy shining a new set of shoes. With starched shirt and fancy tie, what a snazzy worshipful dancer he makes.
But some are impatient for action man:
Yes, nothing like the need to make a Rambo rush to the cliff to bring out the hotheads and the recalcitrants:
And so on, as the Bolter maintains the rage on many moot matters:
What we need then is an explanation of how it's all the ABC's fault, along with a faux history lesson, and even though he's well hidden inside the fold in the pages of "The Inquirer" - oh how the reptiles cultivate and love their "inquiring minds" - the pond each Saturday thanks the long absent lord that Prattling Polonius is around to provide a steady pair of hands.
What an elegant interpretation of events. How seemly and polite, and certainly not bitter or twisted and in no way feral. Instead the outrage must be directed at the usual suspects.
How many times has Polonius prattled that "The ABC does not have even one conservative presenter", thereby damning the wretched Tom Switzer and casting the awful Amanda Vanstone into the outer wetness ...
But stay, The Australian doesn't have a single wild-eyed greenie presenter or commentator - the doddering Philip Adams is mere window-dressing - so let us see how prattling Polonius addresses that outrage at the reptiles' public tone ...
No wait, that's simply not on, not on at all.
Perhaps instead we could all benefit from another of Polonius's thumbnail history lessons, scribbled on the back of a postage stamp and then faithfully transcribed:
Uh huh. In the immortal words of a former leader, shit happens, but what's the point. Can we look forward to Tony Abbott doing a Menzies?
Who knows, but perhaps, maybe, because the hagiographical intent of the history lesson suddenly becomes painfully clear:
And there you have it, a most professional coup, and the victim fluent but certainly not feral, and a relative absence of political vitriol, and Abbott handling matters well, with wonderful verbal dexterity, and hush, please, no mention of gritted teeth ...
Why there's a man who could rise again, like Menzies or Howard and join the immortals in the pantheon of Liberal leaders.
And that is how you re-write history. On the spot, and on the fly, and as always, with the benefit of only one eye, with the white-washing paving the way for more debriefings to the jocks in the run-up to Xmas ...
And what of those determined to maintain the rage?
Nothing, nobody and no one can stop the Bolter ...
And since one more time we've had the ABC and Fairfax done over, how about a balancing meme in closing?
Hush now, please, no talk of Murdochian culture. Remember, it's all the fault of Fairfax and the ABC ...