Election Diary, day 4: Joe Hockey and Paris Hilton

July 20, 2010

Wayne Swan is to surpluses what Paris Hilton is to celibacy. They remember it once existed, but they’ll never see it again.

Joe Hockey, today at the launch of the Liberal Party’s economic policy.

While Tony Abbott laughed Hockey’s use of a woman’s sexuality for political purposes as Joe being a “good communicator”, it’s statements like this that underscores the Lib’s problem with women.

They just don’t respect them.

It doesn’t matter what Paris Hilton’s personal life is like. It’s not appropriate for the prospective Australian Treasurer to use a woman’s personal sexuality as election fodder.

The conservative media is downplaying this gaffe. Either Hockey is a “good communicator” whose “turn of phrase” is a bit rough around the edges, or it’s an example of the hysterical PC police and leftie media pouncing on every little thing.

The Liberal Party is obsessed with sex and sexuality. This is why so many of them constantly talk about abortions and contraception. It’s also why Tony Abbott felt it necessary to lecture his daughters about their sex lives in Australian Women’s Weekly in January this year.

We all knew Tony Abbott was particularly obsessed, but it’s clear that even supposedly “moderate” Liberals like Hockey are sexists.


Comments

  1. @ern_malleyscrub - July 20, 2010 at 7:38 pm -

    Joe Hockey and Tony Abbott are dumb about communicating if they think this is effective expression of their ideas. This is just an impulsive thoughtless insult to both Paris Hilton and the role of political debate in modern life. Dumbing down is the wrong way to express political ideas. Grow up Mr Hockey, and get your mind out of the gutter.

  2. Alexander White - July 21, 2010 at 1:58 am -

    Someone on Twitter said seeing Tony Abbott, Hockey and Robb on stage was like seeing the Marx Brothers Groucho, Harpo and Chicko.

  3. Mel White - July 22, 2010 at 11:14 pm -

    Oh give me a break!
    We all know he was just adding in some humour.
    Then look at all the articles you journos have written about her yourself, what is that? Disrespect? Sexism?
    I say good on him! That earned my vote!

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