I initially thoughts “Harsh but fair” about this excellent post on No Place For Sheep.
On second thoughts it is just fair.
Love the line about psychic Ebola.
When the goddess of language came up with the word hubris meaning overconfident pride or arrogance that incurs the wrath of the gods who then punish the offender, mightily humiliating him, she had Christopher Pyne in mind. Look:
Hubris often indicates a loss of contact with reality and an overestimation of one’s own competence, accomplishments or capabilities, especially when the person exhibiting it is in a position of power.
Yes, that could apply to most of the government. Sad, isn’t it?
Pyne’s latest caper is setting up an online petition to protest ABC production cuts leading to the loss of jobs in his own electorate, as a consequence of budget restrictions imposed by his own government. His move has been described as hypocritical, but I think of it more as calculatedly provocative, designed to arouse precisely the reaction it has. Pyne loves above all things to cause outrage. It makes…
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