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Jaymes Diaz “Probably Gave Too Much Away”: Abbott

jaymes diaz satireOpposition Leader Tony Abbott conceded that the Liberal candidate for the seat of Greenway, Jaymes Diaz, overstepped the mark by going into too much detail about party policy during an interview with Channel 10 yesterday.

During the six minute interview, Mr Diaz discussed the the ins and outs of a wide range of Coalition policies. When questioned about the Coalition’s direct action policy, for example, he waxed lyrical about planting trees, armies and even let slip “we have a solar panel” (2:10).

Mr Abbott said such painstakingly detailed responses went against the spirit of the party . “We haven’t got to where we are today by engaging in highbrow, intellectual discussions about areas of policy. And, as I pointed out in no uncertain terms to Mr Diaz on the phone this morning, we’re not about to start now”.

A Liberal Party strategist said it was unfortunate that so much detail was given away so early in the campaign, “We’ve got to keep some stuff up our sleeve,” he said.

Despite his frustration, Mr Abbott said he’d forgiven Diaz. “Look, he’s a relatively young bloke, he’s in his early 30s, so he hasn’t quite learnt yet just how excruciatingly basic our communication strategy is”.

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12 comments on “Jaymes Diaz “Probably Gave Too Much Away”: Abbott

  1. uloola
    August 7, 2013

    It was Channel 10, only people with an IQ that is the same as their shoe size watches that dross.

    • Human Kind (@RISirius)
      August 7, 2013

      Yes…and ch10 reporter that showed how to ask questions and then follow up. A lesson for some other reporters.

  2. Samantha Banfield
    August 7, 2013

    Absolutely spot on!! So hilarious! That’s all I can say… and so quick. You are awesome! Is this a team effort or the work of a lone marksperson?

    • The Shovel
      August 7, 2013

      300-400 people full time. We outsourced all of our writing to a factory in China some time ago.

      • Brenden Prazner
        August 8, 2013

        Ahh huh! That explains why all recent articles are starting with “Dear Kind Sir or Madam”.

  3. uloola
    August 7, 2013

    I thought all new Liberal candidates were compelled to read George Orwells Nineteen Eighty Four so that they can understand the subtle nuances of ‘Newspeak’ and ‘Doublethink’.

  4. Rob Tannock
    August 8, 2013

    haha right wack abbott you deserve imbiciles like this goose and barnaby joyce yeh and you tony well thats a trifecta

  5. Richie
    August 8, 2013

    Eleventy out of ten.. Gold Medal stuff Shovel! 🙂

  6. Indira
    August 9, 2013

    Despite his frustration, Mr Abbott said he’d forgiven Diaz. A parent forgiving his child. When a candidate wins by stacking what do u get Jamie Diaz.

  7. Boy Lacson
    August 13, 2013

    He was asked about 8 times about Liberals 6 point plan, all he can say is “stopped the boats” repetitively. so what can you expect from him when he’s elected in parliament, Its a disgrace to the Libs and low quality as a politician.

  8. singh
    August 13, 2013

    Greenway is getting worse with this calibre of pollies.

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