Shit happens. Not a PM’s Thinking.
It was a cheap-jack, “gotcha” moment for Channel 7. That’s all it was. Facile “gotcha” journalism.
But it says something about Abbott’s cast of mind that will worry the people who sit behind him in parliament.
The former owner of a Sydney factory said to me, “Something goes wrong on the factory floor, like a work safety matter or damage to equipment. And the guy in charge says, ‘Well, shit happens’. I would know at that moment I would have to get rid of him.”
Not at this moment for Tony. But he cannot afford another.