Possums Pollytics

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Snorting the furniture is one thing, but leave my cousins alone!

Posted by Possum Comitatus on May 14, 2008

Just when we thought the WA Opposition fiasco couldn’t get any more bizarre or perverted, now there’s accusations that Chairman Sniff* was molesting my cousins – the poor old quokka. No, I shit you not:

http://www.theage.com.au/news/national/chairsniffer-denies-quokka-rumours/2008/05/14/1210444508751.html

Which makes you wonder – who was more embarrassed, the journo that asked Sniff if he’s done anything inappropriate with a quokka or Buswell for having to answer it!

I’m speechless – a new low in Australian politics.

*Can anyone remember who it was that called Buswell Chairman Sniff over the last few days?

UPDATE:

Here’s the presser:

http://news.ninemsn.com.au/article.aspx?id=562803

And here’s Oz Informant in comments:

West Australian Opposition Leader Troy Buswell says there is “absolutely no substance” to reports he once did something inappropriate to a quokka.

Asked if he had done anything inappropriate to a quokka, Mr Buswell replied: “No. I’m not being backward in saying that I’m not a perfect individual and you know I’ve had a robust past and there may be elements of that that have proved offensive to people. I don’t shy away away from that at all, but I’m not aware that I’ve caused any offence to a quokka.”

A spokesperson for the International and National Association for the Protection and Preservation of Rottnest’s Old People, Rabbits, Indigenous Animals and The Environment (INAPPROPRIATE), commented today. “Troy Buswell has been a long supporter of our society and it’s acronym, and I’m shocked to hear these allegations,” said small marsupial Bryan, who asked that we blur his face.

“I can tell you that a large majority of Quokkas are behind Buswell on this one. Some of my best friends are chair sniffers, and I think the way he has been treated is appalling. Troy’s support of human-quokka relations, not to mention his deep love for scratch ‘n’ sniff office equipment, should not be underestimated.”

Having recently departed from the WA shadow Cabinet, Paul Omodei said today “I’m staying in Parliament, regardless of what happens. Buswell can smell it all he wants – this is my seat and I’m sticking with it.” Mr Omodei also declined to elaborate on the birth of a tailed marsupial in Northern WA. The single mother, an unemployed rock wallaby is claiming Omodei is the father.

A spokesperson from the Society for the Nasal Enjoyment of Derrieres, Garters and Expansive Rump Support (SNEDGERS) declined to comment until consulting with Mr Buswell. “I would not want to impute his olfactory integrity.”

:mrgreen::mrgreen:

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22 Responses to “Snorting the furniture is one thing, but leave my cousins alone!”

  1. David Richards said

    Did the alleged incident involve gaffer tape?

    The Kiwis have long been accused of being sheep-shaggers, now Buswell has single-handedly tarred Sandgropers as being Quokka-Quddlers.

  2. The Oz Informant said

    West Australian Opposition Leader Troy Buswell says there is “absolutely no substance” to reports he once did something inappropriate to a quokka.

    Asked if he had done anything inappropriate to a quokka, Mr Buswell replied: “No. I’m not being backward in saying that I’m not a perfect individual and you know I’ve had a robust past and there may be elements of that that have proved offensive to people. I don’t shy away away from that at all, but I’m not aware that I’ve caused any offence to a quokka.”

    A spokesperson for the International and National Association for the Protection and Preservation of Rottnest’s Old People, Rabbits, Indigenous Animals and The Environment (INAPPROPRIATE), commented today. “Troy Buswell has been a long supporter of our society and it’s acronym, and I’m shocked to hear these allegations,” said small marsupial Bryan, who asked that we blur his face.

    “I can tell you that a large majority of Quokkas are behind Buswell on this one. Some of my best friends are chair sniffers, and I think the way he has been treated is appalling. Troy’s support of human-quokka relations, not to mention his deep love for scratch ‘n’ sniff office equipment, should not be underestimated.”

    Having recently departed from the WA shadow Cabinet, Paul Omodei said today “I’m staying in Parliament, regardless of what happens. Buswell can smell it all he wants – this is my seat and I’m sticking with it.” Mr Omodei also declined to elaborate on the birth of a tailed marsupial in Northern WA. The single mother, an unemployed rock wallaby is claiming Omodei is the father.

    A spokesperson from the Society for the Nasal Enjoyment of Derrieres, Garters and Expansive Rump Support (SNEDGERS) declined to comment until consulting with Mr Buswell. “I would not want to impute his olfactory integrity.”

  3. George said

    all I can say is… at least it wasn’t a gerbil :-0

  4. Possum Comitatus said

    Oz – Hahahahaha!

    Truly a genius!

  5. David Richards said

    I concur Poss – Oz was truly inspired🙂

  6. charles said

    Poll questions are so predictable, what I want to know about who is the most unelectable leader on the cross benches, sniffer or otherwise. There has got to be a competition going on in the Liberal party, I want to see the poll results used to award the prizes.

  7. David Richards said

    most unelectable opposition member – Wilson Tuckey?

  8. I wonder how many more of these stories Omodei has up his sleeve?

  9. The beauty with this story is whether it is true or not, it plays to things people know and want to believe about Troy Sniffwell.

    This rumour could not get started, and certainly could not continue, about any other politician – it just wouldn’t have legs for anyone but Sniffwell.

    But we can now safely believe anything we like about our Troy… and probably will!

  10. fred said

    Actually I find the whole thing rather repellemt on a number of grounds. Lets forget our political perspectives for a while and look at what has happened.
    A smear, a ‘where there is smoke there is fire’ smear. An unsubstantiated smear.
    If the journo has some specific valid info, come out with it. If not, shut up.
    Its gutter journalism and no matter how much we despise or whatever the target in this instance its a media performance that should be condemned.

  11. Possum Comitatus said

    Fred – you’re exactly right.

    I’m planning to do a proper piece about this on that very point tomorrow using this giggle post as the lead in.

    And here I was thinking that I had a cunning plan. Sprung!

    Bastard:mrgreen:

  12. David Richards said

    yes – it smacks of the “have you stopped beating your wife?” type of question.

    It’s a dirty tactic (used against Comrade Ruddles in an attempt to Scores a killer blow).

    If Troy ‘The Schnoz’ Buswell was using Quokkas as golf practice aids, then the journo should cough up piccies of same.

  13. David Richards said

    One more bit of fun before we leave this one be:

    How many Quokkas Quold a Quokka *ucker *uck if a Quokka *ucker Quold *uck Quokkas?

  14. Andos said

    I guess you’ve seen this article, Poss?

    Troy Buswell points to blog as source of quokka rumours

    http://www.news.com.au/perthnow/story/0,21598,23697591-948,00.html

  15. Grumps said

    G’day Poss. Best regards to Missus Poss (any chance she will address the Possum appreciation society soon?).

    Fred at 10 is right, he said

    Its gutter journalism and no matter how much we despise or whatever the target in this instance its a media performance that should be condemned.

    Whilst I am happy to revel in the ironic twist of watching the MMS mount campaigns against pretty low Liberal characters, overall the MMS reporting on issues of substance is really piss poor.

    Every time I see the media interview on telly I am at the point of launching myself down the tube to throttle the pretty stupid and “pretty” reports that provide most of the information that main stream Australians rely for their in between discussions of sport.

    I have a serious interest in transport and planning issues in Victoria. The big go at the moment is level crossing issue. The twenty second noddy of Terry Mulder (shadow minister of transport) saying Labor has stuffed it hides the fact that these crossings where as dangerous when the last Liberal, Labor, Liberal, you get the idea. Why not hold the blow torch to both parties for this situation?

    Serious journalism is sadly lacking at the moment and thank heavens for small portals such as your Poss and the others you point us to fill in the blanks with a bit of serious questioning.

  16. Cat said

    Beavers are not marsupials but I can see where the confusion arose.😉
    Seriously though how much more of this shite is going to keep being produced ( as in manufactured) between now and the next W.A. election? Now we have Labor governments everywhere (which is ok by me within limits) I am more keen than ever on effective oppositions. At this point though I would settle for one!!

  17. onimod said

    Cloud-seeding ‘a possum threat’
    http://www.theaustralian.news.com.au/story/0,25197,23700907-5013404,00.html

    talk about under attack

  18. Grumps said

    Poss,

    Obviously the OO journo’s are even more annoyed with you.

    Found this link in Ads by Google on the OO piece Omnid 17. has pointed out. Cloud-seeding ‘a possum threat’

    Hope he doesn’t move north poss.

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