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Peta Credlin: “Horsewoman of the Apocalypse!”

March 16, 2015
Why the long face?

Why the long face?

***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”.

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Best of friends: Peta Credlin and Julie Bishop

“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.”

 

 

 

 

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42 Comments leave one →
  1. Tom of Melbourne permalink
    March 16, 2015 12:30 pm

    Criticism of powerful and successful women is apparently misogyny.

  2. Neil of Sydney permalink
    March 16, 2015 12:59 pm

    When you start to get so many leaks there is generally some truth behind them.

    Some people should not be in positions of power. How they get there is a mystery.

  3. Tom R permalink
    March 16, 2015 1:12 pm

    Criticism of powerful and successful women is apparently misogyny.

    Only if you do it with misogyny yomm. A fairly important distinction.

    Are you calling reb a misogynist?

  4. armchair opinionator permalink
    March 16, 2015 2:23 pm

    I once worked in a place where the top two in charge were having an affair and living together and the other two heads of other separate departments were married. The four of them were all best buddies who socialised together.

    When there are legitimate complaints, there is nowhere to air them as all avenues of complaint have to go through the people you want to complain about.

    When I took the issue further and actually complained about the problem of ‘pillow talk and lack of accountability/complaint within the executive’ I was met with shock, horror and offence “you can’t say that” as if I had threatened to kill one of them!

  5. armchair opinionator permalink
    March 16, 2015 2:28 pm

    I would like to know more about the financial side, why the secrecy and the refusal to give the treasurer the info he sought to ensure everything is legit?

  6. armchair opinionator permalink
    March 16, 2015 3:09 pm

    …Criticism of powerful and successful women is apparently misogyny…

    Since all the criticism has come from inside the libs inner sanctum and it’s own MP’s, would it be fair to say that the liberal party is as misogynistic now as it was when gillard was PM? That the party is inherently sexist?

  7. Tom of Melbourne permalink
    March 16, 2015 3:24 pm

    I think many conservatives are sexist. Conservatism often reflects traditional, status quo views, and I’ve no doubt Eric Abetz and his type would be stuck in the 1930s.

    Sexism isn’t misogyny (but that’s using traditional definitions)

    (I didn’t notice much misogyny about Gillard, though there was some sexism)

  8. Tom R permalink
    March 16, 2015 3:29 pm

    I didn’t notice much misogyny about Gillard, though there was some sexism

    Of course, that’s only because you are using the word as you want to humtyyomm, so really doesn’t mean Jack Shit!

  9. TB Queensland permalink
    March 16, 2015 3:59 pm

    The Gutter Trash Institute of Professional Literacy Standards

    Messrs ToSY & ToM Esqs. No doubt …

    BTW are they in a relationship?

    ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++

    I would like to know more about the financial side …

    My thoughts whe this story first lit a up just before the “spill” …

    I once worked in a place where the top two in charge were having an affair …

    Me too … very dangerous stuff …

    I only bent my own rule once “never work with or employ family or friends” … The Minister, ran our business and she is still the best book-keeper and office/home managers I’ve ever known …

  10. March 16, 2015 4:02 pm

    @post, the `horsewoman` can stay and upset all the teabags she wants as far as l`m concerned 🙂

    +

    ao”””””””””worked in a place where the top two in charge were having an affair and living together and the other two heads of other separate departments were married””””””’

    #yeah, it`s another aspect our anti-onion imbecile also ignores. l`ve worked in quite a few places over the years that have been loaded with dead-wood relatives of owner/s.

  11. Tom of Melbourne permalink
    March 16, 2015 4:10 pm

    “you are using the word as you want to

    Then can you define the difference between “sexism” and “misogyny”?

    I use the words quite differently (in the traditional way), but it seems that many use them as synonyms, probably you included.

  12. TB Queensland permalink
    March 16, 2015 4:24 pm

    … lets just say sexist thoughts lead to misogynistic behaviours …

  13. armchair opinionator permalink
    March 16, 2015 4:35 pm

    The Tony Abbott factor: what western Sydney voters really think about the PM:

    http://www.smh.com.au/nsw/nsw-state-election-2015/the-tony-abbott-factor-what-western-sydney-voters-really-think-about-the-pm-20150316-144g5k.html

  14. armchair opinionator permalink
    March 16, 2015 4:55 pm

    … lets just say sexist thoughts lead to misogynistic behaviours …

    I think along those lines too TB. Someone [man or woman] can behave in a sexist manner at different times toward the other sex but misogyny is anti female in particular, with the sexism constant and repeated, an entrenched attitude and behaviour. I see tony abbott as a misogynist based on his publicly available words and deeds.

    Sexism and misogyny: what’s the difference?
    http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2012/oct/17/difference-between-sexism-and-misogyny

  15. March 16, 2015 5:08 pm

    ”””””””But Mr Baird – whose approval rating is at 60 per cent – has said he would welcome Mr Abbott joining him on the campaign trail””””””””’

    #then the garden gnome is fcuked

  16. March 16, 2015 5:20 pm

    ao”””misogynist based on his publicly available words and deeds”””

    #disagree some-what armchair, mr-rabbit is keeping the horsewoman, he can`t do without her, jooLIE and 2nd woman in cabinet, if `hatred-of-all-women` is the definition of `misogynist`

    #first and foremost, mr-rabbit is an imbecile, 2nd, he`s an elitist, that combination will ensure he treats everybody else outside his `personal-sphere` badly/poorly EG gays, women, aboriginals, poor, ill/sick, old/retired. Which demographic (other-than-teabag) is he not treating/tried-to-treat shabbily.?

  17. armchair opinionator permalink
    March 16, 2015 5:23 pm

  18. armchair opinionator permalink
    March 16, 2015 5:27 pm

  19. Tom of Melbourne permalink
    March 16, 2015 5:29 pm

    “entrenched prejudice against women” isn’t sexist anymore????

  20. armchair opinionator permalink
    March 16, 2015 5:40 pm

    …#disagree some-what armchair, mr-rabbit is keeping the horsewoman, he can`t do without her, jooLIE and 2nd woman in cabinet, if `hatred-of-all-women` is the definition of `misogynist`…

    Abbott’s happy to hide behind credlin’s skirts, allow a usually invisible CoS to become a media talking point.
    Credlin is getting the blame for running abbott’s office according to abbott’s wishes, as instructed by him, he’s the boss of the place. If she wasn’t a convenient target, who would be copping the blame by angry MP’s?

  21. March 16, 2015 5:42 pm

    ””’entrenched prejudice against women` isn`t sexist anymore????””’

    #not if her name is joolya, or she likes onions, or she refuses to fly over hot battlefields

  22. armchair opinionator permalink
    March 16, 2015 5:44 pm

    “entrenched prejudice against women” isn’t sexist anymore??

    It’s both.

  23. March 16, 2015 6:17 pm

    ao””””””’If she wasn`t a convenient target, who would be copping the blame by angry MP`s?”””””””’

    #are you claiming the teabag-mps are misogynistic armchair.?

    #or are you claiming mr-rabbit has set her up as `stooge` to protect himself.?

  24. Tom of Melbourne permalink
    March 16, 2015 7:38 pm

    It’s both.

    Yep, as I said earlier the words have moved to synonyms. They weren’t.

  25. March 16, 2015 7:52 pm

    ‘Not that I condone fascism. Or any “isms”. “Isms”, in my opinion are not good. A person should not believe in an “ism”. He should believe in himself. John Lennon said it on his first solo album. “I don’t believe in Beatles, I just believe in me.” A good point there. Afterall, he was the Walrus.’ ~ Ferris Bueller

  26. Tom R permalink
    March 16, 2015 8:58 pm

    Yep, as I said earlier the words have moved to synonyms.

    Not really yomm

    If you are sexist against men, you are not a misogynist. I’m really no too sure why you are confused about this?

  27. armchair opinionator permalink
    March 16, 2015 10:20 pm

    A person should not believe in an “ism”.

    True that tony, not even capital”ism” or individual”ism” 😉

    .

  28. Tom of Melbourne permalink
    March 16, 2015 10:23 pm

    I see.

    Sexism is apparently now the gender neutral synonym of misogyny.

  29. armchair opinionator permalink
    March 16, 2015 10:37 pm

    …#are you claiming the teabag-mps are misogynistic armchair.?…

    yes, of course not all, but I’d say there’s plenty of them, specially the conservative wing it’s in their dna.

    …#or are you claiming mr-rabbit has set her up as `stooge` to protect himself.?…

    If his back’s against the wall he will cling to whatever and whomever he can. If it became a matter of ‘her or him’ with the libs, he’d ditch her without a hesitation to keep his job.

    He’s stared the backbench down for now, libs backbenchers aren’t known for their bravery, they’re a timid lot. We’ll just have to wait and see how abbott’s polling goes and how nervous they all get.

    How much ‘national security’ can a nation bear?

  30. armchair opinionator permalink
    March 16, 2015 10:52 pm

    If you are sexist against men, you are not a misogynist. I’m really no too sure why you are confused about this?

    misandry isn’t it?

    I think tomM’s on one of his pointless crusades. Can’t bother even trying to figure it out.

    Why don’t you get it off your chest tomM, write to the dictionary people and tell them how they’ve made you quite confused because they’ve changed the misogyny definition. Complain to them that instead being sexist, you now find that you’re a misogynist and that is impacting upon your self esteem, demand they change it back! 🙂

  31. armchair opinionator permalink
    March 16, 2015 11:08 pm

    I agree, tomM is being intellectually shallow!

    Feminism Friday: Sexism, Misogyny and Dictionaries
    https://finallyfeminism101.wordpress.com/2012/10/27/feminism-friday-sexism-misogyny-and-dictionaries/

    …The intellectual shallowness of those who rely on unabridged dictionaries which offer a simple etymological translation as a definition has been pointed out many times (and it’s the reasoning behind Macquarie Dictionary announcing that the definition will be expanded to better reflect the nuances of current usage in their next edition). The New York Times language maven William Safire did a particularly good job of explaining some of the subtleties in 2008 when Hillary Clinton was also accused of misusing the term (as noted by Mike Seccombe in the Global Mail).

    …Sexism is an impersonal bias against the competence and influence of women, and impersonal is easily and far too often confused with being rational/logical/scientific/common-sense. Thus impersonal sexism has been reflexively institutionalised in society so that it has a huge impact on large numbers of women and girls as a class…

    …Misogyny is a personal and emotional prejudice, resulting in contempt, scorn and dismissiveness towards women who step outside the bounds sexism lays down as appropriate. Misogynistic anger openly displayed against women who challenge their sexist preconceptions is part of an intimidatory silencing tactics arsenal, and of course the perpetrators don’t display those tactics against women who stay within the notional boundaries – approval is the reward for behaving appropriately…

  32. March 16, 2015 11:41 pm

    doh .. March 16, 2015 11:15 pm .. might help if l posted to correct thread

    ao”””””””If it became a matter of `her or him` with the libs, he`d ditch her””””””

    #l think you`re wrong on the `him-or-her` part armchair, while mr-rabbit is an imbecile, l reckon he sees it as `them`, remember, the `horsewoman` has got him to where he is, and he probably knows he would have been stuffed without her.

    #However, l think the teabag-mps probably have legitimate gripes with her/mr-rabbit/pmo in the same vain jooLIE did, when she got stuffed about trying to travel as foreign minister.

    #The tension caused, as l see it is, either mr-rabbit is giving horsewoman/pmo poor instructions which being `obeyed` fully, or horsewoman is over-stepping the mark. (but l just can`t work out which)

  33. armchair opinionator permalink
    March 17, 2015 12:15 am

    …#The tension caused, as l see it is, either mr-rabbit is giving horsewoman/pmo poor instructions which being `obeyed` fully, or horsewoman is over-stepping the mark. (but l just can`t work out which)…

    And what part in this ménage à trois does brian loughnane play?

    Ordinarily the head of the organisational wing of the party would not be so privy to the day to day management and events of the parliamentary wing.

    I guess credlin won’t be parachuted into that safe lib seat just yet?

  34. armchair opinionator permalink
    March 17, 2015 2:43 am

    The budget is more than a political failure, it is a fiscal disaster:
    http://www.afr.com/news/policy/budget/the-budget-is-more-than-a-political-failure-it-is-a-fiscal-disaster-20150316-1m0ew5.html

    …At some point pretty soon, the 2014 budget is going to have to be called for what it is: not just a political disaster, but a budget disaster.

    That is, a medium-term disaster for the process of actually fixing the federal budget…

  35. Tom of Melbourne permalink
    March 17, 2015 8:19 am

    Misogyny (/mɪˈsɒdʒɪni/) is the hatred or dislike of women or girls.Misogyny can be manifested in numerous ways, including sexual discrimination, denigration of women, violence against women, and sexual objectification of women.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Misogyny

    Sexism or gender discrimination is prejudice or discrimination based on a person’s sex or gender.Sexism affects men and women, but especially women. It has been linked to stereotypes and gender roles, and may include the belief that one sex or gender is intrinsically superior to another.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sexism

    I don’t really see the problem with these definitions.

  36. Tom R permalink
    March 17, 2015 8:27 am

    I don’t really see the problem with these definitions.

    But you do see the difference I hope, else ya missus might be getting a little miffed 😯

  37. Tom R permalink
    March 17, 2015 8:28 am

    Looks like brandis is making it up again

  38. Tom R permalink
    March 17, 2015 8:41 am

    And poor old “save MyABC pyne” has had his arse well and truly handed to him. And, in hte process, caused a journo to look further into lib failures. Finally

    Christopher Pyne’s higher education reforms are a smoking ruin.

    The National Tertiary Education Union points to the costly mess the Abbott government has made by encouraging private providers in the Vocational Education and Training sector. Changes there have cost almost $2 billion and have been open to blatant profiteering. The union’s Jeannie Rea says it shows how an open market gets out of control.

    http://thenewdaily.com.au/news/2015/03/16/f-fail-pyne-reforms-slammed-senate/

  39. March 17, 2015 8:57 am

    Sexism isn’t misogyny (but that’s using traditional definitions)
    (I didn’t notice much misogyny about Gillard, though there was some sexism)

    One could most certainly argue that the ultimate act of sexism with a smattering of misogyny is Abbott making himself minister for women… My own feeling on this was a vindictive swipe at his critics in the left of the feminist movement.
    Either way Abbott (as he does on most issues) has done himself no favors with very poor decisions and brain fart captain calls.

    OXFORD
    misogyny
    Line breaks: mis|ogyny
    Pronunciation: /m?’s?d?(?)ni/
    Definition of misogyny in English:
    noun

    [MASS NOUN]
    Dislike of, contempt for, or ingrained prejudice against women:
    she felt she was struggling against thinly disguised misogyny

    ‘I think it would be folly to expect that women will ever dominate or even approach equal representation in a large number of areas simply because their aptitudes, abilities and interests are different for physiological reasons’

    ‘I think there does need to be give and take on both sides, and this idea that sex is kind of a woman’s right to absolutely withhold, just as the idea that sex is a man’s right to demand I think they are both they both need to be moderated, so to speak’

    ‘Gillard won’t lie down and die’


    I’ve always been very wary of debates involving women

    The problem with the Australian practice of abortion is that an objectively grave matter has been reduced to a question of the mother’s convenience….

    OXFORD
    sexism
    Line breaks: sex¦ism
    Pronunciation: /’s?ks?z(?)m/
    Definition of sexism in English:
    noun

    [MASS NOUN]
    Prejudice, stereotyping, or discrimination, typically against women, on the basis of sex:
    sexism in language is an offensive reminder of the way the culture sees women

    ‘I think I can probably say [she] has a bit of sex appeal’
    ‘… [she’s] not just a pretty face’

    What the housewives of Australia need to understand as they do the ironing is

  40. armchair opinionator permalink
    March 17, 2015 12:05 pm

    GET OVER CREDLIN AND GET SOME BALLS:
    http://thehoopla.com.au/get-credlin-get-balls/

    …Abbott alone is responsible for this failure in leadership, not Credlin, and to suggest otherwise is simply dissembling – or a lame attempt to get viewers or readers.

    We’ve reached peak Credlin, so let’s move on. Any man (or woman, for that matter) who continues to call for Credlin’s head as a way to improve the Government’s electoral standing is simply declaring their gutlessness – they don’t have the balls to deal with its real problem, which is the Prime Minister himself.

    What do you think? Do the men in the Liberal party need to man up and take responsibility for their own woes?…

  41. March 19, 2015 5:57 pm

    ao”””””””””And what part in this ménage à trois does brian loughnane play?”””””

    #jooLIE and teabag-mps aren`t claiming brian is the `problem` when they want/need to do business with mr-rabbit/pmo tho, are they.

    #the `brian` problem only seems to be the `marriage` aspect, which cuts-off the `2nd-path` of complaint for the teabag-mps, tho they don`t claim brian has actually `obstucted` them, its just the `uncomfortable` aspect isn`t it.

  42. March 19, 2015 6:15 pm

    don`t tell me you`re swallowing that hoopla guff armchair

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