Bob Ellis is cool and with mental flexibility. From elsewhere:
Penny is just so annoying. She is just such a bigot. There is no other word for it. It seems that whitey males like myself have been preached to about our supposed bigotry for years. So we either have to be quits with the bigotry, be out and proud about it, hide it, or pretend its still there so as not to be wrong-footed by leftist projection.
But when you get a gay woman of Chinese extraction, where is the pressure for her to deal with her abhorrent bigotry? Its just not there. And Penny’s incredible bigotry is so exacerbating. You can imagine punching the male climate bigots on the shoulder. Or wearing your steelcaps around the whole time. You know the ones that look like sneakers. So if you meet a male climate bigot, you can plant a nice acute little bruise on their shin, and deny it relentlessly. SO FAST. Not even the cameras can capture it. And even if he takes a picture and its this small little thing, as excrutiatingly painful as it would be, if he complained about it he’d just look like a sissy.
No such pleasant thoughts can be entertained when thinking about the incurable bigot Penny Wong. This may be the reason why I find her so disturbing. She really isn’t fit for any sort of large job with those inbuilt blinkers.
An extraordinary thing happened on this ABC TV program. Both Bob Ellis and Penny of course think this CO2 thing is a real problem as opposed to marvelous dumb luck. So Bob gave Penny, right there on live TV, the solution to this make-believe problem. And it consisted of diverting one river, into another, so that the populated areas would have access to a great deal more fresh water.
Hence they would be able to presumably reclaim more land and invest mammoth amounts of carbon in that land, in terms of plant growth and soil enrichment. Here I’m extrapolating on just a few words that Bob said. But of course Bob was right, given his scientific error in the first place. But the bigot Penny was unmoved. Totally unmoved. Such was her repulsive and incurable bigotry.
We really have to stop tolerating people in the public sector who cannot do the job. And I’m not just talking about the elected reps which we can do very little about. But public servants more generally. Its the old Greshams law, in one of its many permutations. If we tolerate the Ken Henry’s in Treasury. The Gruens in Finance. Any of these dummies in any public sector job at all, we are driving out, and blocking people who can do the job. And if perchance a competent fellow slipped through. If Kates or Gerry Jackson somehow made it into Treasury, Finance, or other good people found their way to near the top of other departments….. Then the ubiquity of idiots who cannot do the job, would prevent the good people from being productive, or from even being seen to be competent.