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“I Was Bored” Simon Crean Explains Why He Called For Pointless Leadership Spill

Simon Crean satire

(image from News Ltd)

ALP elder statesman Simon Crean says he was “just looking for something to do” this afternoon when he urged the Prime Minister to call a leadership spill.

“I’ve been in politics for what seems like a f*cking eternity now and it’s just mind-numbing. Same old rubbish every single day. So seeing everyone flap around like wankers for a few hours just brightens the place up a bit, you know?”

Mr Crean said it was all just a bit of harmless fun. “Some people tag bus shelters or light bush fires to get a rush. I destabilise governments. No big deal”.

Prime Minister Julia Gillard conceded there was a problem with disenfranchised, alienated politicians hanging around Parliament House and said she’d look into getting “some basketball courts or something like that”.

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8 comments on ““I Was Bored” Simon Crean Explains Why He Called For Pointless Leadership Spill

  1. Bob
    March 21, 2013

    I’d think this was really funny, except I know some of Simon Crean’s staffers, who are all out of a job

    • Joolz
      March 23, 2013

      They’ll find new ones.

    • Tax Payer
      March 23, 2013

      Wow maybe they’ll have to get real jobs

  2. bhuvidya vidya
    March 22, 2013

    ha. fantastic. (btw i think “bush shelter” was meant to be “bus shelter”)

    • The Shovel
      March 22, 2013

      Thanks Bhuvidya,
      Harold, our editor, has been stood down, pending further investigation. He claims ‘Bush shelters’ were safe havens used by left wing Americans during the previous Administration. We’re not so sure.

  3. Peter Sanders
    March 22, 2013

    Simon Crean are you a complete nut-case? By having done what you did without prior advice from Kevin 07 that he would definitely stand proves to me that you are an incompetent and not worthy to represent your electorate. On the other hand if this has been deliberately orchestrated by Kevin 07, what a revenge he is having on the ALP.

  4. Mike
    March 26, 2013

    Darn! You found out. Who leaked this?

  5. Damo
    April 14, 2013

    Side splitter!

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