Thursday, May 03, 2007

What's In the Nappy Bucket?

27 May 2006, "Hard Man on the Hill", Good Weekend (as quoted in today's Crikey):

'When asked about the prospect of Julia Gillard as leader of the ALP, Bill Heffernan responds: "Na. Na. Na. I mean anyone who chooses to remain deliberately barren ... they've got no idea what life's about. We've got a few on our side as well. I've said this before, the most difficult job in the world is parenthood. Rudd's got three kids. He knows what a bucket of nappies is all about."'

Bill. Dude.

Why would we need a bucket of nappies to teach us what poop is, when we have you in our faces on a regular basis?

22 comments:

Ron said...

Spot on with the last para, Dr K!

fifi said...

Yes,he has GOT to be kidding.

Heffernan just exposed his very unattractive underbelly.

Great blog.

lucy tartan said...

This is the man who the Courier mail today remind us has spoken thus:

"On priests, Heffernan has said they should be allowed to marry because they, “like the rest of us, wake up with a horn at four in the morning”.

Dude -
a) who's this us, speak for yourself
and b)so priests should be allowed to marry as a sort of hygenic measure? Speaking of buckets.....

kate said...

for better or worse, 95% of Australian babies have disposable nappies, so the nappy bucket analogy shows who's really out of touch.

Meredith said...

I still have my nappy buckets, two of them, after 17 years. They're the most un-biodegradable & ugly things I own - I wish I could get rid of them somehow. Maybe I should send them to Heffernan?

JahTeh said...

Send them Meredith but don't forget to cut holes in them for his eyes.

Rosanna said...

Wow, he dug himself a hole with this one. My favourite EVER Australian Political moment was when ye olde Jeff Kennett dropped the 'c' bomb onto John Howard.

Woaho!

Dean said...
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R.H. said...
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Pavlov's Cat said...

Dean and RH, sorry about this, but you have each said things I'm fairly sure could be regarded as actionable and that I don't want to be held responsible for (which, as the blogowner, I would be), so I'm afraid I've had to remove your comments.

This is not 'censorship', this is just good common sense, on your behalves (is this a word?) as well as my own -- particularly as I seem to be being rather horribly and maliciously stalked online at the moment, and need to watch everything that appears anywhere near my name.

R.H. said...

Yes well his comment was more stupid than mine, and it sat there for three hours, while I only got one hour. And I never suggested shooting anyone. And what's more, I consider 'Julia "The Skull" Gillard' to be fair comment.

Isn't John Howard "The Rodent"? Or not.

Pavlov's Cat said...

'and it sat there for three hours, while I only got one hour'

You know, RH, this may come as a shock to you but we're not all online 24/7, you know. I've been out.

Stupidity is relative, and is also allowable, though discouraged. Potential defamation, however, has got to go. I've got enough problems.

R.H. said...

Stupidity is relative, dead right. My relatives are all stupid.

Dean said...

Heffernan is the resident psycho the Libs roll out when they're under threat. This kind of politicking is not acceptable and he should be sacked immediately.

Gillard is being too kind in accepting his mumbled apology. It's like the tabloids running a scare headline one day then putting a retraction the next, but buried down on page four where nobody will see it.

If Brogden was pilloried by the press, Heffernan should be, too. If Alan Jones gets fined and disciplined by the authorities, Heffernan should be too.

The outrage shown at Hilali's comments was greater than for Heffernan's, but Heffernan should know better, and should be sacked immediately.

Mindy said...

In a fit of 'oh we're going to have a baby' idiocy I bought a whole heap of cloth nappies and two nappy buckets. After two babies the nappies are still unused and the nappy buckets now hold the chooks' pellets. I wonder if I would be good enough to lead the country?

Miss Tickle said...

I would've thought it would be impossible to be good at parenthood and successful in politics at the same time. Aren't they incompatible in a kind of life balancing way?

genevieve said...

I seem to remember Heffernan harassed Barnaby Joyce endlessly when he first entered Parliament, chased him up and down the place pestering him to vote on this and that. Not even Barnaby Joyce deserves that.
The bucket on the head is a very good idea indeed.

R.H. said...
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Pavlov's Cat said...

Sorry, RH: if you want to start a war, go start it somewhere other than on my blog. Your most recent comment has been deleted and I'm sure you know why.

Anonymous said...

Stalked? Haven't these guys got a real, as opposed to virtual, life? Obviously not. Lucy Sussex

Pavlov's Cat said...

Lucy, yes, it's a bit icky, actually. Won't enlarge here for fear of escalation -- but I do seriously owe you an email ...

Jessica said...

Bill Heffernan makes me not want to have kids. EVER.

All this talk about poop doesnt exactly make me want to rush out quick fast and get knocked up. :/