It’s Newspoll night and the question on everyone’s lips – everyone’s chapped lips – is: will Smirkaphony Scott (above) sees his shadow?
In other words, will our summer of discontent with him extend for another three or so weeks?
Personally, I’m with Ned Ryerson, who send us a message from the USA overnight (pictured).
Smoko deserves to see a shadow the size of the huge smoke cloud from Down Under that’s currently on its around-the-world tour.
Although it begs another question from those chapped lips: could his ratings in the Newspoll due to lob about 9.30pm tonight possibly be any worse than they were three weeks ago.
A refresher: back then Smoko/Smirko/Scummo/Liar from the Shire/Scotty from Marketing/the Slogan Bogan/Rapture-Captured Happy Clapper sat on a negative popularity rating of minus 22 – approve 37 per cent (down 8); disapprove 59 per cent (up 11).
He trailed Opposition Leader Anthony Albanese 39 per cent (down 9) to 43 per cent (up 9) as preferred prime minister.
So, while we are all entitled to question Newspoll’s polling methods – they certainly have – how could tonight’s figures be possibly worse?
The answer, of course, lies in the ongoing sports rorts scandal and what we all learnt from Smoko/Smirko/Scummo/Liar from the Shire/Scotty from Marketing/the Slogan Bogan/Rapture-Captured Happy Clapper’s disgraceful performance at the National Press Club midweek.
He told his fellow Australians that minister Bridget McKenzie essentially did nothing wrong as sports minister before the last federal election in dishing out $100 million in Sports Australia grants in a way that favoured marginal Coalition electorates.
Repeat: Overall, nothing wrong at all. Meaning a Morrison government will do it again next election. With sports grants. Community grants. Fire rebuilding grants. Any grants they can get their grubby hands on.
Smoko, etc, showed the Australian people he was a win-at-all-costs, whatever it takes sort of guy. Many of us already knew that.
His mangled use of words at the NPC and his outright declaration that he sees nothing wrong with corruptly applying taxpayer funds to his own personal advantage have confirmed what a growing number of Australians now know: he may be a dumb cunt who finds it hard to read an autocue and can’t deliver stump replies he’s made hundreds of times without butchering words but he’s a dumb cunt with unsurpassed rat cunning and the morals of an alley cat.
He really thinks, even if more and more Aussies cotton onto the fact he’s a dumb cunt with unsurpassed rat cunning and the morals of an alley cat, that he can win the next election by repeating everything he said and did in the months leading up to the last one.
And what’s very, very sad about that is he could very well be right.
Out there in voterland are a lot of Australians who might lack rat cunning and the morals of an alley cat but can easily match that other special feature of Smoko’s hideous makeup.