Colleagues and scholars from coast to coast, across Bass Strait and all the ships at sea.
Dateline: Australia, Federal Politics, Senator Cory Bernardi, August 2017.
Cory Bernardi has more front than Mark Foy's.
His new party "The Australian Conservatives" produces this blurb on its Twitter account:
"Australian Conservatives is the movement uniting Australians who believe enduring values and principles are the key to a better nation"
Hmmmmmm, "Enduring values and principles".
Bernardi stole a Senate seat from the South Australian division of the Liberal Party and as a result he now enjoys a parliamentary salary of $200,000 (thanks to the Australian taxpayer) to which he is not entitled.
This behaviour indicates bugger all values or principles.
Yes, he is legally entitled to hold the seat, but morally he has zero entitlement to it. ZERO!
For a man who is staking his name and that of his new party on "morals", his hypocrisy is breathtaking.
He will have some justification, as scoundrels always do, that allows him to continue with this deception. However, the truth is, he will always be a thief.
Curious how these morally upstanding citizens always find a 'get out of jail free' card when it suits them.
When the moralising pentacostal evangelist Jimmy Swaggart was shown to be a fraud and a hypocrite for having had sex with prostitutes in the late 1980's, he tried to save his arse with an Academy Award winning performance, pleading that:
"The Devil made me do it!"
Wendy Harmer, who was a stand up comedienne at the time, nailed the hypocrite's pathetic attempt to save himself with this searing line:
"No, Jimmy, it was your dick!"
Bernardi, like Swaggart, is a fraud. A moralising fraud and should be called out for it.
Whilst he loves to trade in the currency of morals, even a cursory glance at his ledger finds him to be morally bankrupt.
Nothing he or his party says will have any credibility or moral authority whilst ever he holds that ill gotten Senate seat.