is finally dead. It died last week as Little Johnny reshuffled his ministries,
and finally rolled Amanda (The Killer Whale) Vanstone out of her Immigration
portfolio (and presumably back into the water). He used the opportunity to
remove Multiculturalism from the portfolio title, replacing it with
Little Johnny's good with dead wood. He eased out the incompetent (okay,
stupid) Bronwyn Bishop some time ago, and now it was the fiery, arrogant and
confrontational Amanda Vanstone's turn. She just alienated too many people in
But it seems that The Killer Whale has been rolled back into the ocean in
preparation for an overseas posting - a diplomatic position. She is busy
denying it of course, but playing the 'well if were offered.. ' card.
How could Little Johnny possibly think of putting The Killer Whale up for
negotiations with a foreign government? Isn't the point of diplomacy to smooth things
over? Diplomacy is, of course the art of negotiating under threat of force, and the aim is to achieve
your goals without using force. Any foreign official sitting opposite The
Killer Whale would be declaring war against Australia within the hour. What was
Little Johnny thinking?
Well, in this case Amanda is tipped to be posted to Paris. Sacre
Bleu! She will have the French strutting up and down and impotently
declaring war all into their croissants and bidets.
Say what you like about Little Johnny living in the past - at least he really
does have a good old fashioned Australian sense of humor.