Media Whore becomes the Invisible man.

signe-westerberg-headshotsfav-78-of-102-21I like many others have been listening and searching to ensure friends and colleagues are safe across the state… thankfully I think I’ve found everyone. People like Roger,  El, Kelly,  Julie, Jenn and so many more have logged into facebook to touch base. I hear all the time that FB is a dreaded blight on this and that, but so I didn’t clog up telephone lines or exhaust batteries  I’ve checked here and can see many of them are safe and sound. Some have sadly lost homes but the families are safe, as I write this there is an announcement that a man on the central coast lost his life trying to save his home. To all those sad and suffering at the moment I offer my sincere hope that they remain safe and sound and all the help that is needed is offered quickly.

So onto the title of my post, so where is the Abbott…? I remember all the comments of support in the past when other PM’s have been on the TV radio etc offering all forms of help and support. Gillard, Bligh, Kenneally, Rudd, even Howard, so where is one term Tony?

Barry O has been clear on his support but has his leader, now he has his sought after job has he become the invisible man, has Rupert pulled the plug so now he’s out of action? We won’t remind Barry that his govt actually withdrew fire services and stations but at least he’s been front and centre with the specialists offering support. To be fair I have not listened to every single radio station nor have I watched every single channel on the TV but they clearly shared all the publicity Tony Abbott sought in the lead up to the election, he was everywhere, to the point of really annoying but he now has the job, he is called the PM… Prime Minister, you know the one who supposedly leads the other ministers but he is silent.

I can’t say I like the man, I can’t say I liked Rudd and I certainly didn’t like Howard but at least the last two stepped up to a microphone in dire times to lead and offer support. So all of you who thought this man, btw a climate denier who says this is normal, would be a great leader, how are you feeling now?

M I A one ‘supposed’ Leader, even Howard, whom I detested in the job, stepped up when the country needed reassurance in the light of tragedy. One term Tony really was just a catch phrase I’ve been using but now its more than a wish, to me its an imperative. Leaders step up not hide away, how many times did we hear he was a volunteer fire fighter, did we see him on a fire truck?  I despair.

Thoughts and prayers go out to all those who are struggling right now, and sadly it will be many more than usual, because all to many of them were struggling prior to this tragedy.  Enormous thanks to our real heroes, to those fire fighters paid and volunteers, support people, police and ambo’s  who run into the frey to save life and property… bless you all and please stay safe, but know how much you are appreciated.

 

Just a quick reminder please leave out water for the many birds and creatures who have fled the fires, they will be in need of water and if nothing else we can help with that… as I write flocks of Sulphur Crested and Galahs are flying through…

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One Response to Media Whore becomes the Invisible man.

  1. Ursula says:

    The more things change…
    Depressing, isn’t it?

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