Tony Abbott Wearing Speed Dealer Sunnies Is Proof Australian Politics Is Just Beyond Ridiculous Now
txt ur m8s, see who's keen
First thing’s first: this post will be much more fun to read if you chuck this on.
This morning Tony Abbott went to a timber yard in Melbourne to do one of those awful staged press conferences where a politician puts on a hi-ves vest and makes dreadful banter with tradies to play at being a Real Person. At some point a timber worker asked to get a selfie with the PM wearing his sunnies, and Abbott obliged. The Age‘s Richard Willingham captured the moment Tony Abbott went from “beleaguered politician” to “420 Speed Dealer Supremacists page admin,” and it’s fucking magnificent.
— Richard Willingham (@rwillingham) February 5, 2015
Sometimes, trawling through other people’s Tweets to find the best takes on a dumb internet thing is more than my profession — sometimes it’s a Goddamn privilege. This is one of those times.
Tony Abbott [SKITZMIX 2015] [FLAC] [CD-RIP] [MIXXED BY SHANE SKILLZ].zip.torrent pic.twitter.com/ivjXumbEUV
— j.r. hennessy (@jrhennessy) February 5, 2015
— Mark Di Stefano (@MarkDiStef) February 5, 2015
bae: come over me: i can’t, i’m connecting with blue collar workers bae: my parents aren’t home me: pic.twitter.com/Rms1TpAYjJ
— Kemal Atlay (@kemal_atlay) February 5, 2015
— Chuckleggs Rustla (@thewetmale) February 5, 2015
Then everyone got invited to the party, because why the fuck not at this point.
— Shane Bazzi (@shanebazzi) February 5, 2015
— Jones (@platinumdepot) February 5, 2015
Oldm8 who owns the sunnies even uploaded the original selfie to Facebook, and in the process established himself as a bona fide national hero.
First Christopher Pyne calls Anthony Albanese a c*nt on morning TV, and now this. What a wonderful country.
Feature image via Richard Willingham/Twitter.