Tuesday, September 26, 2017

A letter to the Huff Post

A workmate sent this open letter to our PM Malcolm Turnbull. It was republished in the Huffington Post. I know the author well enough and he is an ok guy.

http://www.huffingtonpost.com.au/troy-toohey/ill-never-forgive-malcolm-turnbull-for-asking-me-to-validate-my-own-existence_a_23217399/?utm_hp_ref=au-politics


13 comments:

  1. Amen. I won't forgive him either, and I am a straight woman. :( I think he will wake up next election day to find a lot of people feel the same way.

    I'm mostly keeping away from the news these days, it just makes me too angry and I can do without that. :/

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    1. Snoskred, I agree with tuning out about the news, up to a point. Kim Ugly is going to drop a bomb or will Don Ugly get there first. This survey is horrible. Thanks for your support.

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  2. A sad story. I doubt MT even reads that sort of mail. His secretary probably deals with it.

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    1. Diane, I think you are quite right about that, but secretaries will tell MT about what is important and the mood of the people. At the end of the day, it will always be about votes.

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  3. What a touching letter. The underlying message speaks volumes.

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    1. Blogoratti, sometimes speaking from the heart works very well.

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  4. Oh I do hope MT and so many more get to read this Andrew it is so succinctly expressed. I think there are a lot of people out there that can't or don't even try to imagine what it may be like for people different from themselves in any way.

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    1. Grace, isn't the phrase 'walk a mile in my shoes' ever so apt.

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  5. It is a most excellent letter. Much more diplomatically expressed than I could manage.

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    1. EC, I had a disagreement with him a couple of years ago which led to no more chats, just a greeting as we passed, but he made the effort to personally tell me about his letter in advance, which quite pleased me. He wrote very well.

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  6. As you know Andrew I live directly across the street from Mr Turnbull's electorate office. I wrote him a letter a few months ago expressing disappointment in his lack of action since becoming PM and his failure to follow through on attitudes he expressed earlier from the comparative safety of the back benches.

    You'd think as an obvious constituent of his I would receive a reply. I received nothing. Not even a basic, impersonal form letter.

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    1. Victor, at least you made your thoughts known, albeit perhaps only to office staff. "Prime Minister, even the comfortable middle class 'single gentlemen' in your own electorate see you as a disappointment".

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  7. That letter expresses his feelings extremely well, and makes me understand clearly why it is wrong to do this.

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