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Prime Minister’s Good-Looking Daughters Become Australian Campaign Issue

Posted on | September 8, 2013 | 27 Comments

Tony Abbott is the Liberal Party leader, but everything’s upside-down in Australia, so actually he is the conservative (“classic liberal,” i.e., free market) and his victory over the Labour Party was attributed both to his own disciplined campaign and the internal divisions that have riven Labour. Three years ago, Labour leader Kevin Rudd was ousted by Julia Gillard, who became Australia’s first female prime minister and, arguably, its worst. Abbott “made a paid parental leave scheme his ‘signature’ policy, while pledging to scrap the carbon tax and make billions of dollars of savings to bring debt down.”

And the hotness of Abbott’s daughters was actually an issue:

Labor tried to portray Abbott as anti-woman because he said his daughters weren’t bad looking and that voters should support a Liberal candidate because of her sex appeal.

From a list of the top gaffes of the campaign:

Abbott urges the contestants on Australia’s Big Brother programme to vote for him as “the guy with the not bad looking daughters”, prompting embarrassed giggles from the contestants.

This is just a Neutral Objective Fact: Abbott’s daughters are good-looking and if he takes a paternal pride in their looks, why not?

(Jon Huntsman’s daughters Abby and Mary Anne were the two best reasons to vote for him. It’s not their fault their dad’s a RINO.)

Anyway, we can expect Australia’s vigorous tabloid press (the U.S. has nothing like it, except the New York Post) will be treating us to lots of “Abbott daughter bikini photos” and “Abbott daughter boyfriend scandal” stories for the next few years. Life is good!



27 Responses to “Prime Minister’s Good-Looking Daughters Become Australian Campaign Issue”

  1. preciseBlogs
    September 8th, 2013 @ 9:55 am

    Prime Minister’s Good-Looking Daughters Become Australian Campaign Issue #news #conservative #australia

  2. RS
    September 8th, 2013 @ 10:05 am

    It’s hard not to have attractive female offspring when your country is pretty much just a continent-sized beach. And BTW, regarding Aussies, evidently, all the males are named, “Bruce.”

  3. thatMrGguy
    September 8th, 2013 @ 10:17 am

    Prime Minister’s Good-Looking Daughters Become Australian Campaign Issue

  4. stuvantine
    September 8th, 2013 @ 10:24 am

    Former Sen (R-MA) Scott Brown’s daughters are good looking too. Not surprising, since their Dad was a nude centerfold in Cosmopolitan Magazine a while back. Lizzie Warren (who took an axe and gave the Constitution forty whacks) made a big deal of it in her challenge to his re-election. Doubt it got any traction. Megabucks from the ulttra-left gave her the advantage, IMHO.

  5. richard mcenroe
    September 8th, 2013 @ 11:24 am

    Don’t half fancy the one on the right. Great eyes.

  6. postaldog
    September 8th, 2013 @ 1:21 pm

    Was going to mention Scott Brown also. Ayla did some generic modeling at one point — very pretty.

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    September 8th, 2013 @ 1:28 pm

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  8. Steve Skubinna
    September 8th, 2013 @ 1:54 pm

    The Australian Labor Party is spelled without the “U.” Probably to differentiate themselves from the Pommies.

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    September 8th, 2013 @ 2:17 pm

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    September 8th, 2013 @ 2:47 pm

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  12. MattRoss
    September 8th, 2013 @ 3:40 pm

    Seems to me that this is proof of Limbaugh’s idea about feminism, that it’s a way for ugly women to get access to the mainstream.

  13. Matthew W
    September 8th, 2013 @ 4:01 pm

    Hey, her eyes are up there !!

  14. Matthew W
    September 8th, 2013 @ 4:01 pm

    G’day Bruce !!

  15. concern00
    September 8th, 2013 @ 4:39 pm

    And the Australian Liberal party is differentiated with that capital L to avoid confusion with its shit stained cousins, the liberals.

  16. M. Thompson
    September 8th, 2013 @ 4:57 pm

    I’ve got a feeling that if you ever do anything to those young ladies in the next few years, you might wake up to either dingoes or a saltwater crocodile.

  17. Aussie54
    September 8th, 2013 @ 5:57 pm

    I guess the song “Abbadabba….” will change in the Aussie press !! Maybe not, they cannot help themselves.
    Tony Abbott put up with a lot of mistruths about himself and even his beliefs because the Australian media are so far Left they fall of the planet.
    On the other hand, except for one paper, the Fairfax Press “Age”, all the editorials endorsed Abbott to be the next Prime Minister.
    Julia Gilliard outstripped Gough Whitlam as the worst ever Prime Minister, and Kevin Rudd, also known as KRUDD, or Kevin the dud, did the same thing, but Julia remains the worst ever Prime Minister in the history of Australia.

  18. Aussie54
    September 8th, 2013 @ 6:00 pm

    hmmm… does that mean that the ugly Christine Milne never went to the beach? Or perhaps the surly childish Sarah 2-fathers never went to the beach?
    There are a lot of ugly women in Australia.

  19. Bob Belvedere
    September 8th, 2013 @ 6:09 pm

    The one in the middle has lovely eyes too. She’s a good Sheila, Bruce, and not at all stuck up.

  20. Bob Belvedere
    September 8th, 2013 @ 7:24 pm

    ‘Jon Huntsman’???…don’t think I ever heard of the fellow.

  21. Bob Belvedere
    September 8th, 2013 @ 7:25 pm

    Nobody’s perfect, Bruce.

  22. BobBelvedere
    September 8th, 2013 @ 7:26 pm

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  23. ReaganiteRepublican
    September 8th, 2013 @ 11:57 pm

    I’m jealous (of the leadership, not the daughters)

    But they are cute

  24. Evi L. Bloggerlady
    September 9th, 2013 @ 2:38 am
  25. SwiperTheFox
    September 9th, 2013 @ 8:32 pm

    They look like a fantastic family.

  26. Minicapt
    September 10th, 2013 @ 3:42 am

    Tony Abbott, in his quieter days, has been a life guard:

    … and a forest firefighter.


  27. Dana
    September 10th, 2013 @ 8:31 am

    Here in the US, we never have to worry about the Democrats using the good looks of their women as campaign strong points.