Some of my best friends resort to the weakest of defences apparently without irony

Tony Abbott:

“I guess as time has gone by, I’ve had a much wider experience of life, certainly when it comes to homosexuality,” the Liberal leader explained on the ABC’s Four Corners.

“I have many friends who are gay. I’ve never had a personal issue with it. I’ve always treated people as I find them and that’s the way it should be.”

Well, that’s okay then. Who cares that you oppose them having equal rights to the rest of us – you have “many friends who are gay”! Your position is unimpeachable.

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15 responses to “Some of my best friends resort to the weakest of defences apparently without irony

  1. I am glad that in his wider experience of life Tony Abbott has experienced homosexuality with his gay friends. Good on him.

  2. At last count there were 5 people in the Australian Parliament who disagree with Abbott on that Jeremy.
    The Prime Minister is not one of those 5 people.
    No ALP member is one of those 5 people.

  3. He said he felt threatened by homosexuality. Surely this means he feels threatened by his gay friends? What a creep this man is.

  4. Leo – it wasn’t a conscience vote. All the ALP and Liberal votes tell us is that their benches are full of cowards who won’t vote against their own parties.

    In any case, it’s an indictment on the lot of them, and no excuse for Abbott.

  5. The ALP forbids its MPs from voting against party line – they get expelled from the party for doing so apparently. So unless it’s a conscious vote Labor MPs have to back the party line.

    Liberals treat their MPs better, and they are allowed to vote on individual grounds.

  6. A conscience vote, you mean – I suspect that even ALP members are conscious when they’re in the House! Usually, anyway.

  7. LOL. Yes thats what i meant.

  8. you know he’s lying…sif friends

  9. Any time now we should have the “Not that there’s anything wrong with that” defence. But his many gay friends must be disappointed with his voting record. Personally I’ll stick with “I don’t mind as long as they don’t make it compulsory”.

  10. I wonder if Abbot’s comment on feeling threatened was one of those froydian slip things.

    You know, like it threatens his sense of self and raises questions that he’d rather not answer.

    Come out of the closet Tony!

    :p

  11. I wonder if Abbot’s comment on feeling threatened was one of those froydian slip things.

    You know, it threatens his sense of self and raises questions that he’d rather not answer.

    Come out of the closet Tony!

  12. WTF??? Sorry about that, dunno what happened.

    I tried to type “That :p is sposed to be a smiley, argggh.”

  13. “Come out of the closet Tony!”

    yeh he could be an aussie version of roy ashburn, who knows…

  14. Returned Man

    OK – I have to say this: I actually think Tony looks pretty hot in his Speedos. There. I said it.

    Now we can all move on. Let us never speak of this again.

  15. Personally, I think that Tony’s penchant for wearing budgie smugglers has something to do with his feelings of discomfort about homosexuality.

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