Abbott’s ascendancy a win for all people with big ears
What happened in the Liberal party room on Tuesday morning was above politics. I’m hoping it was the start of a revolution, a signal that a large number of downtrodden, forgotten Australians are about to stand up and be heard.
I’m talking about wing-nuts. Tony Abbott is a wing-nut. So am I.
Our ears are unique. They come out of heads at a rather extreme angle. If we’re not wearing budgie smugglers, our ears are the first thing that people look at when they look at us.
Nationals Senator Barnaby Joyce has suggested this week that Tony Abbott answers the door in his undies, and this is why. It takes the attention away from his ears and I can fully understand his position.
When the Foxtel guy came to install our service he said to me “You won’t need a sattelite dish mate, just face that way.” We’ve been laughed at. People have said nasty things about us behind our backs. We’ve been embarrassed. In the 70’s and 80’s we tried to do our hair in a way that would hide the enormity of our ears, but now it’s time for “wing-nuts” to be proud.
Thanks to Summer Heights High, this year may have been the year of the “ranga”. 2010 is set to be the year of the wing-nut. Tony Abbott is leading the way.
I’m right behind him along with Adam Gilchrist and Prince Charles. You can’t keep us down now.
I spoke to a number of other wing-nuts on my radio program in Canberra during the week and they are brimming with pride at what Mr Abbott has done.
And it’s not just that he’s got sticky-out ears. It’s that he wears them with pride.
Henry called us to say that “Days like this may lead us to the time that the phrase ‘Cheers Big Ears’ will have a positive connotation.”
My hope is that big ears will become so fashionable that eventually those with normally proportioned, streamlined ears may consider having surgery to get them pointing out into the atmosphere at crazy angles. And while we’re on ear surgery, can anyone confirm whether or not Jimmy Barnes had the ‘ear pin-back’ job done back in the 70’s or early 80’s?
In some of those early Barnes shots his ears seem to be at a different angle.
One of my listeners Mike rang to remind me of the last time a genuine wing-nut assumed control of the Liberal party. Billy McMahon lasted a year and 9 months as Liberal leader before it all went pear shaped. Come to think of it, his ears were pear shaped.
The power of the wing-nut didn’t work for Sir William.
Only time will tell whether those counting votes for Tony Abbott will say: ”I think the ears have it.”
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