UPDATED: Penny Wong is a robot
I'm convinced of it. Strip away that icy façade, and there's nothing but a tangle of wires and motors. At the end of the day, I think they switch her off, plug her into the mains to recharge, and then shove her in a cupboard until morning. It's a great plan, but I think there are a few problems - the program has got a bug and is now stuck in an infinite loop, causing the Wong-bot to repeat the same hackneyed climate nonsense over and over again; and the aural receptor module has burnt out, causing her to not hear anything anyone says.
Senator Wong is maintaining the pressure against the Coalition for its stance and says today's Senate showdown is a "day of reckoning" for the Parliament.
"What is certain today is that Labor senators will vote for the national interest and what appears certain is that Opposition senators and the crossbenchers will not," she told ABC Radio's AM program. [i.e. the national interest is what I say it is - Ed]
"Today is the big day, it's the day of reckoning on this issue.
"This is a reform that is long overdue, that is in the national interest, that both major political parties said they would implement."
The Wong-bot doesn't even acknowledge that the problem lies with Labor, with Kevin Rudd, and with herself. They have arrogantly refused to even consider that their dog's breakfast of an ETS may be less than perfect, and may benefit from some changes (i.e. chucking it in the dumpster).
Time for a CTRL-ALT-DEL reboot, Penny.
Read it here.
UPDATED: The evidence piles up. The voice synthesizer is on an endless loop as well:
We will bring this bill back before the end of the year because it is the right thing to do.
We will bring this bill back before the end of the year because it is the responsible thing to do.
We will bring this bill back before the end of the year because we on this side understand we have to start the economic transformation we need.
And we will bring this bill back before the end of the year because if we don't this nation goes to Copenhagen with no means to deliver our targets.
Sounds like something from an episode of The Jetsons...
Read it here.