The Page 9 headline said it clearly enough Coalition’s Nuclear Play to Inflate Power Bills. (SMH 4/12/09)
Obviously the Mad Monk AKA Tony Abbott – the new Liberal Party leader – earned his nick-name for a reason. What do you think?
“In a dramatic departure from policy, the Opposition Leader Tony Abbot has abandoned support for any market-based mechanism, such as an ETS or a carbon tax, as part of the Coalition’s greenhouse strategy. The Coalition will release a policy claiming that . . .blah, blah, blah, blah,blah . . .will help it meet it’s target of a 5 percent reducation by 2020. It is also openly advocating nuclear power as a key to the Coalition’s greenhouse strategy”
Oh kayyyyy. Note: clearly advocating nuclear power. This is Australia remember. Ohhhhhh. (the head is waggling and a vague, silly, cretinous look is dancing on face) Forget about wind, wave, solar power or the power of clear headed thinking. The Libs are going nuclear. Very reassuring . . . .NOT!
Dr Quantum feels it only appropriate at this point if we could offer the Mad Monk the same advice you would give to someone in the blast zone of a nulcear bomb. Assume the crouching position. Put your head between your legs. Kiss your arse goodbye. And perhaps you could ask Malcolm to come back in before you leave?