Thursday, May 03, 2007

Dom Knight on Heffo

Bill Heffernan was appointed to the Senate in 1996 after the retirement of Michael Baume. In 2004, he was re-elected until 2011 at the top of the Liberal ticket in NSW. That's right. Even after the disgraceful Michael Kirby scandal, where he made completely unfounded homophobic allegations against one of Australia's most eminent judges and intellectuals, the Libs put him on top of their ticket. Thus assuring his re-election. And even though they rubber-stamped his return, it was the Liberal Party machine, not voters in NSW, who guaranteed he'd be haunting the halls in Parliament until the next decade.

See Dom's blog at the SMH here.

A very good point indeed. Heffernan stood up in parliament and under parliamentary privilege labelled Justice Michael Kirby a pederast who picked up rent boys in a govie car. Heffo was later proved to be wrong when the apparent car records that he relied on turned out to be forgeries cruder than the Iraq purchase of Niger Uranium scam.

He lost his parl sec slot for that. Which is basically meaning he got fined a chunk of his salary.

And then ... he got the number one slot on the ticket. Says alot about Howard that he lightly smacks his attack dog on the bum and faintly says bad dog.

What does this remind me of?

Lovejoy is walking a sheepdog.  He stops in front of Flanders' house.

Lovejoy: C'mon boy, this is the spot, right here. That's a good boy,
do your dirty sinful business.
Ned: Well, howdy, Reverend Lovejoy. Nice to see you there ... on
my lawn ... with your dog.
Lovejoy: Oh, oh, ooh, bad dog! Look at that, right on Ned's lawn.
Now how could you do such a thing?
[quietly to the dog] Good boy, don't stop now.
Bad dog, I condemn you to Hell.
Ned: Better get the old snow shovel back from Homer, eh?
Lovejoy: [to dog] Good boy, don't stop the music.


  1. I think he should resign. Its outrageous that he will be around until 2011. What a load of crap that is...

  2. Yeah, great analogy... very appropriate.


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