The Marx Brothers
Wayne Swan has a lot of fun in parliament comparing the opposition’s economic team to The Three Stooges. He casts leader Tony Abbott as Moe, shadow treasurer Joe Hockey as Larry, and finance spokesman Andrew Robb as Curly.
And it is true that, at times in recent weeks, the trio has turned presentation of coalition economic policy into stapstick comedy-tripping over each other’s statements, slip-sliding on budget figures as though they are banana skins, turning parliamentary questions into pratfalls.
But members of the Government have shown themselves to be dab hands at slapstick, too. If Abbott and Co. are the Stooges, the Government is the Marx Brothers. Even some of Groucho’s best one-liners fit.
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