all right

Occasionally adding corroborative details to add verisimilitude to otherwise bald and unconvincing,
but veridicous accounts
with careful attention, indefatigable assiduity, and nice discrimination.

20 September, 2011

The National Interest

The Prime Minister’s Theme 

Gillard considers
the national interest
far more than the rest:

she thinks only of
the national interest
with marvellous zest

whereas Abbott holds
the national interest
below what’s finest

for himself.  Clearly,
the national interest
(Gillard would suggest)

bears much repeating.
The national interest
is ever her quest:

she works and plans for
the national interest;
and, whenever pressed

for the full details,
the national interest
is aye mentioned lest

people forget that
the national interest
is close to her chest.

If Abbott favoured
the national interest
she’d keep him abreast

of all she’s wrought in
the national interest,
but he won’t request

such knowledge—he shuns
the national interest—;
only she’s obsessed

with what’s clearly in
the national interest
as her words attest:

that, when it comes to
the national interest,
Gillard is the best.

UPDATEThe Fortunate Country

See, the national interest,
just happens to coincide
with what the PM would decide
to do anyway.  How lucky
we are to have as our mistress
one with history on her side
who is far-seeing, eagle-eyed,
made of stainless steel, and plucky!
(All happens as she prophesied:
happenstance is correlated
with the things vaticinated.)
The opposition has defied
her enlightened rule, but she’s tried
to silence them.  Of course, she lied
to us but only (she’ll confide)
to do right by posterity.
Whatever happens to us all—
should she demand austerity,
or bravely choose to make a call
to put a ‘carbon’ tax on us
(killing industry more or less)
or give another stimulus—,
you can bet that her choice will be
in the national interest.

Our Leader’s Reasoning

Gillard’s rationalisation,
which is not at all sinister:
what’s good for the Prime Minister
is therefore right for the nation.

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