Peta Credlin: “Horsewoman of the Apocalypse!”
***AN EXCLUSIVE GUTTER TRASH INVESTIGATORY PROBE SPECIAL REPORT EXPOSE…!!!***
Tony Abbott’s chief of staff, Peta Credlin, has been described as the “horsewoman of the apocalypse” in a damning email from federal Liberal Party Treasurer Philip Higginson.
In the flattering message, intercepted by The Gutter Trash Institute of Professional Literacy Standards, Mr Higginson calls for Ms Credlin to be removed from her position of power and influence calling her the “horsewoman of the apocalypse” with “flowing black robes”.
The message continues: “I do hope you can negotiate the removal of Credlin. That would be a huge win in itself”.
A leaked email obtained by The Gutter Trash from earlier this year shows that Higginson had expressed concerns that Credlin’s marriage with the Liberal party director, Brian Loughnane, was effectively a conflict of interest.
“I am overwhelmed daily by the sheer vitriol, and pent-up animosities, and enmities that exist, and we are all personally affected by it and contributing to it, the longer the conflict of interest exists,” Higginson wrote.
He also raised concerns about financial transparency of the party’s accounts.
Higginson, a close friend of the Prime Minister, wrote in the text message that he was “refusing to sign the 2013/14 accounts”, though he later did sign off on them. He foreshadows blowback from within the party from his actions.
“Stay tuned for the hatchet job on me … it’s hurting me just mainly watching the party suicide,” he wrote in the text message.
Peta Credlins best friend, Julie Bishop, called the leaked email “unfortunate”.
“To any political party, that’s not a desirable outcome,” she told journalists on Monday morning. “Any leaks that are intended to damage the reputation of a political party are damaging.”
Tony Abbott brushed aside the leaks when they first emerged in February, saying there was “no problem” within the executive.
“I stand by my staff. I certainly have full confidence in the party’s president, the party’s federal director,” Abbott told The Gutter Trash.
“I’m aware of that particular storm in a teacup but the treasurer signed off on the party accounts. So I’m not quite sure what the fuss is over.”