Cartoon; by Bill Leak.
Forget about the carbon tax, mining tax, flood tax, the budget, and the economy going down the gurgler, the big news here this weekend has been that PMasterial consort Tim mentioned that he wants to marry our Jooles. The story though has gone through a number of transitions, from breathless anticipation of an announcement to finally, just a comment on a slow news day.
The Labor Party were initially hopeful that the prospect of impending nuptials would lift their sagging popularity which is currently two places below a dose of clap, but its not to be. Todays poll has them dropping four more places.
It turns out to be that Tim was asked in an interview if he would like to marry her. "No," "pigs arse," "not while my arse points earthwards," and "like hell," are probably not wise answers under the circumstances.
Gillard has now stated that it is not going to happen, which makes sense. With her record in politics, it is highly improbable that anyone could "make an honest woman" of her.