After all the outrage that has consumed this nations media, both old and social – following Alan Jones using the phrase “died of shame” in relation to the Prime Minister’s late father – Tony Abbott apparently stood up in Parliament today, and used very similar words.
In attacking the Prime Minister, the parliament and the Speaker, Peter Slipper – the phrase fell from his poisoned tongue.
Adam Bandt (Greens MP for Melbourne): After Alan Jones’ outrage, can’t believe Tony Abbott just said the gov’t was dying of shame. Shows his true nature. #qt
Craig Emmerson (MP for Rankin): Seems @TonyAbbottMHR and Alan Jones are fond of the phrase “die of shame.” #qt
Rhys Muldoon: I am still utterly amazed that TAbbott would use the phrase “die of shame” in question time today. That is profoundly poor judgement. #qt
Sarah Wiley (ch7 political reporter): he said a ‘government which should have already died of shame’
Peter van Onselen (Murdoch court jester): I actually missed this, but TA today said: a ‘government which should have already died of shame’. I mean seriously, what was he thinking…
Meanwhile: the Mark Scott’s ABC sure knows how to spin it
ABC (twitter account): Watch now: Julia Gillard attacks Tony Abbott during Question Time